Nigeria will not marginalise any section

Solomon Chung, Madrid

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the Nigerian economic blueprint is designed to capture the interest of every group and sections of the country and no part or group would be marginalised.

According to the Minister, the agitation for secession from some sections of the country is not a solution to the country’s problems.

Alhaji Mohammed made this position known at the Nigerian embassy in Madrid, Spain when he visited the mission house on Wednesday.

He also told the embassy staff that some of the stories making the rounds about Nigeria especially on social media are not the true reflection of the situation in the country.

“The country’s leadership is focused and determined to revamp the nation’s economy. The government is doing everything possible to diversify the nation’s economy and also make it sustainable.”

The Minister said the government is executing the insecurity fight, anti-graft fight and economy repositioning greatly.

He also maintained that the recent destruction of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region is not good for the general good of every stakeholder in the Nigerian project.

“With this havoc, the country is losing resources and also the ecology and environment in the region is suffering. Once oil pipe lines are blown up, it affects the environment and that takes 20 to 25 years to clean up

Alhaji Mohammed is currently in Madrid, the capital of Spain for a 2-day working visit at the headquarters of the United Nation World Tourism Organisation.