The Federal Government says it has unveiled “an all-encompassing and unprecedented documentary’’ showcasing achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in order to prove naysayers wrong.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said this in Abuja on Tuesday at a media briefing to present the mid-term report of the second tenure of Buhari’s administration.
“In spite of our best efforts, the naysayers have continued to say they have not seen what this administration has achieved.
“They have continued to deny the obvious by pretending that these achievements are not real.
“Even when they have travelled on the new standard gauge rail from Abuja to Kaduna, Lagos to Ibadan, and Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri, they still deny that any progress has been made in modernising the country’s rail infrastructure.
“They travel through the ultra-modern airport terminals in Abuja and Enugu, yet they deny any progress made in modernising our airports.
“This year, 2021, which marks the halfway point of the second and final term of the Muhammadu Buhari
administration, we have decided to once again change our style for more effectiveness.
“Our new strategy is to suffuse the airwaves and the social media with unmistakable video evidence of the
various achievements to such an extent that even the blind can ‘see’ and the deaf can ‘hear’,’’ he said.
The minister recalled that since 2016, they had heralded every annual anniversary of the administration
with massive publicity of the achievements of the government.
They had leveraged on Town Hall Meetings, media tours of the Federal Government projects and
testimony series to showcase the administration’s achievements.
Mohammed said the efforts had not yielded the desired results because of the naysayers who had always denied the obvious.
According to the minister, the documentary, which is a new strategy, will be aired via television sets and
mobile phones applications such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
“Because of the sheer enormity of the achievements, the documentary will be aired in three parts, and will run for months.
“When we started, we envisaged a two-part documentary, but in order to accommodate a large
chunk of the achievements, we decided to extend it to three parts.
“The documentary, which will be updated from time to time until the end of the administration’s tenure, covers roads, rail,
housing, power, aviation, agriculture, ports, bridges, health, fight against Covid-19, water resources and the economy generally,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that journalists at the briefing were shown a short clip preview of the documentary.
By Victoria E.I