Information Minister, Lai Mohammed seems to have perfected the art of spinning the narrative to fit his thinking or assumptions.
Mohammed, a former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to remove the garb of a propagandist he adorned while he was the mouthpiece of the then opposition party.
In the week under review, Mohammed while speaking at the 25th anniversary of the National Broadcasting Commission reeled out the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Inasmuch as Mohammed is doing his duty to his boss, as the Minister, he owes a duty to address and treat all Nigerians with respect. During the event, while addressing those he termed “purveyors of hate speech and fake news” Mohammed no hatred could obliterate the president’s “solid achievements”. Mohammed needs to understand that Nigerians do not hate the president, neither are the citizens his subjects, and he ought not to address them like he’s a Roman emperor.
In what could be termed a cameo, Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung gets a mention in the YNaija Effectiveness Ranking for Ministers. Dalung features this week all due to the heroics of the D’Tigress, Nigeria’s female basketball team who went unbeaten, winning all eight games on the road to becoming African Champions.
Topping the ranking this week, is Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali. The minister, who heads the ministry saddled with the responsibility of securing the nation has done credibly well. In the week under review, the Nigerian Army killed five top Boko Haram commanders in the continued war against the terrorist group.
From the best to the worst, see our top ten below.
|Name||Designation||State||Rank This Week||Rank Last Week|
|Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali||Minister of Defence||Zamfara||1||9|
|Geoffrey Onyeama||Minister of Foreign Affairs||Enugu||2||1|
|Kayode Fayemi||Minister of Solid Minerals(Mines and Steel Development)||Ekiti||3||2|
|Chris Ngige||Minister of Labour & Employment||Anambra||4||3|
|Usani Uguru||Minister of Niger Delta||Cross River||5||4|
|Solomon Dalung||Minister of Sports and Youth Development||Plateau||6||21|
|Prof. Issac Adewole||Minster of Health||Osun||7||5|
|Babatunde Fashola||Minister of Power, Works and Housing||Lagos||8||7|
|Audu Ogbeh||Minister of Agriculture||Benue||9||8|
|Ibe Kachikwu||Minister of State, Petroleum||Delta||10||10|
See full ranking here.