Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the economy as ignor@nt.
Speaking on Thursday, January 12, at the ongoing 18th edition of the PMB scorecard series, Mohammad insisted that the government has done well in the past eight years.
“Critics of the Administration will say that while it has done well in the area of infrastructure, it has not fared well in the area of the economy. With due respect, statements like this are borne out of ignorance.
This is because infrastructure is a key driver of economic development, meaning that when you are building modern infrastructure as this Administration is doing, you are actually putting in place the building blocks of economic and social development.
When you are constructing roads and bridges, you create jobs as you will employ workers, you trigg£r economic activities as you will buy sand, granite, cement and other construction materials, you create a mini-economy around the construction site as food sellers and others converge there to cater to the needs of the workers,” he said in parts.