President Muhammadu Buhari says the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has been working assiduously to create understanding and enhance the image of Nigeria.
President Buhari stated this as he felicitated with Mohammed on his 70th birthday, joining family and friends to celebrate with the minister, who he described as a “devoted public servant”.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, Buhari congratulated the minister “on the milestone, heralded by many years of diligent service to the country, working as a lawyer and businessman, before getting into politics where he served as Chief of Staff in Lagos State, and National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
The statement read partly, “As a party stalwart, President Buhari notes the sacrifices and contributions of the minister in raising formidable information machinery that went a long way in bringing change in the country.
“The President believes Mohammed works assiduously to create understanding and enhance the image of the country by bridging the gaps in information, commending his ingenuity, resilience and emotional intelligence.
“President Buhari joins members of Federal Executive Council, All Progressives Congress and the media industry in wishing the Minister of Information good health, strength and longer life.”