Alhaji Lai Mohammed has been missing from the scene for quite some time. You can call it a deserving holiday (for us, that is) after that stunt he pulled on TV with Richard Quest; dragging us back ten arguments with his Senegalese Jollof-loving comment.
It’s Wednesday and someone decided to ask him about 2017 budget after the weekly Federal Executive Meeting.
They should not have.
A reporter asked him whether the budget will be signed by Vice President Osinbajo or taken to President Muhammadu Buhari in London where the latter is currently receiving a medical treatment.
In what is fast becoming his usual style, the Minister retorted with a response that betrays his lack of connection with the reality. According to our Minister of Information, when the budget is transmitted to the Presidency, the decision on who to sign will be taken.
How does this make sense? Does the Minister understand the import of Section 145 under which the President transferred the powers of his office to Vice President Osinbajo?
Does the Minister of Information understand his job at all? Does he understand that he’s supposed to be the one whose information people hold as true?
Do they understand how frustrating it is when we have to be the ones checking their excesses?
Who knows how we can just get rid of these people, please?
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