At the Special Forum of the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Abuja, Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said this.
He said that no government in Nigeria’s history had initiated programs to alleviate poverty among women and disadvantaged groups with declining resources, as the Buhari administration had done, and created jobs for young people.
The minister said that his disappointment is that some Nigerians have refused to recognize the government’s efforts but continue to celebrate adverse developments.
“My regret in this government is that Nigerians have failed to appreciate that the government is doing much more with much less.
“2010 to 2014 crude oil was selling from 100 dollars to 140 dollars per barrel, but the highest we have sold since we came in is 60 dollars.
“Sometimes at the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, we were even paying for storage because nobody wanted to take our crude.
“With the drop in revenues and security challenges this government has not retrenched one person but put in place programmes to cushion the effects of the pandemic,’’ he said.