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Minister denies saying economy is beyond Buhari's control

14 March 2016, 14:20

Abuja - The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied saying the Nigerian economy had gone out of the control of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Mohammed was quoted as making the comment (on the state of the country’s economy) on a radio show on Saturday.

But following the criticisms that greeted the report, the minister, in a statement by his special assistant, Segun Adeyemi, said he was misquoted.

Also read: Buhari declares war on fuel, power saboteurs

He said, “I appeared on a radio show here in Abuja at which I spoke extensively on the issues affecting our country especially the economy.

“To my surprise, my views were twisted and I was reported to have said that the economy of our country is beyond the control of the President.

“I could not have said that the economy is out of the control of the President or the administration that he is leading.’’

The minister said the Federal Government decided to turn the economic disaster that it inherited to a blessing by diversifying the economy.

- News 24


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