The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said that he has never told a lie before. The minister also called on those calling him a liar to provide proof that he told a lie. According to Daily Post, Mohammed said this while speaking to journalists in Lagos on November 8, 2017. He said “I have two burdens. The first is that I happen to be the face of the opposition, and PDP has not forgiven me, and I do not think they will ever forgive me. “I think they look at the magnitude of what has happened to them, and they hold me solely responsible; which is not fair. But, I did my bit. Now becoming the face of government again, it is automatic to them that whatever comes from Lai Mohammed, we must shoot it down as fake news and a lie.
“Incidentally, my father gave me the name Lai, also. So, it makes it very easy for them to make me a liar. But what I challenge them every time is, please, give me one thing I said that is not true. I have never told lies before. Emotionally, you may not agree with me, but in terms of facts and figures, I have never said anything that they can be disputed. You do not have to like it, but you cannot deny that they are facts.”
Freedom of the press
Also, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said that the Nigerian media is acknowledged as one of the freest in the world. Mohammed said that the freedom of the media had been further enhanced through the Freedom of Information Act, adding that government would continue to make efforts to further enable the media to serve the people better.