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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday described the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration as God-sent, noting that the government has achieved so much within the space of three years. The Minister stated this when the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, led a team of permanent secretaries on a courtesy visit to him.

He emphasized that the current administration had delivered on its three-plank electoral promises of fighting corruption, reviving the economy and tackling insurgency.

He lamented that those championing criticism of the government were the elite whose sources to easy money had been blocked by the anti-corruption policies and programmes of the government.

“In less than three years, we are proud of our records. It does not matter what the naysayers are saying. One thing they have not been able to do is to challenge the figures that we put forward on the successes we have recorded. We are proud of our records. It does not matter what the naysayers are saying.”

He said the administration was God-sent because it has been able to put back nation on track, despite the damage done by the previous administrations.

According to Punch, the Minister said when the Buhari administration came to power in 2015, the foreign reserve was $24bn, even when oil was selling at about $120 per barrel. He said despite the loss of almost 60 per cent in the price of crude, the government had raised the nation’s foreign reserve to $46bn. He said the administration had successfully diversified the economy and significantly improved on Ease of Doing Business.