No alternative to Buhari administration —Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is on the right track and there is no alternative to what it is doing.

The minister stated this at a meeting with the members of staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Madrid, Spain.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the meeting was on the sideline of the minister’s two-day official visit to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

‘‘I believe that we are on the right track, there will be some pains, but there is no alternative to what we are doing,’’ he said.

Mohammed said the administration had fulfilled its campaign promises to address insecurity, fix the economy and fight corruption.

In the area of security, the minister said when Buhari came on board, 14 of the 20 local government areas of Borno State, four in Adamawa State  and three in Yobe State were under the sovereign authority of Boko Haram.

He said proactive measures and soft diplomacy with neighbouring African countries, the United States, France and the G-8, had helped the country to ‘‘decisively deal with Book Haram.’’

On the renewed agitations in the Niger-Delta region and parts of the South-East, the minister reassured that the government would not marginalise any part of the country, and assured that economic development would go round to everyone.