video-cnns-christine-amanpours-i “One of the men I pity is Lai Mohammed” - Buhari news

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he feels sorry for Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.

Buhari explained further that Mohammed’s job is difficult because he has to explain government’s actions to Nigerians.

The president made the comment on Monday, May 30, 2016, while hosting state house correspondents at the Presidential Villa, The Cable reports.

“One of the men I pity is Lai Mohammed. Everyday he is on TV explaining our performance or lack of it,” Buhari said.

“The ministers sit down day and night to work. Some of them have literarily lost weight because they were sleeping less and eating less (while working on the budget). They were working on every kobo to be spent.

“We recently just found out that we are poor because we don’t have anything to fall back to. This is the condition we found ourselves and this change mantra had to go through hell up till yesterday.

“And for you to talk to whoever came to visit us throughout that year, I wonder how each of your diaries would be, because people were expecting this change mantra in their own way.

“How do you define change? Luckily our party identified three major items, security, economy and corruption,” he added.

Lai Mohammed has been frequently criticized on social media for making statements that many consider to be controversial.