To realize an perception into how badly Nigeria is managed right this moment, one will merely have to have a vital have a look at the persona who speaks for the federal government. How can a authorities be honest about its want to alter the lives of its residents but retain a compulsive, infamous, and inveterate liar as its Minster of data? This simply sums up the entire image of what the All Progressives Congress (APC) has carried out with Nigeria over the previous 8 years.
Nigeria’s Minister of Info, Tradition, and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed is a persistent liar who lies with out provocation in each scenario. His dad and mom presumably foresaw what the long run held for his or her son once they opted to call him ‘Lai’ amongst the lots of of 1000’s of names that had been obtainable to them on the time. Since then, he has continued to lie with out regret a lot in order that a number of years in the past, he needed to lie that he has by no means informed a lie earlier than after his grandchildren quizzed him on why he lies so much.
His infamy grew to become a nationwide dialog when he took over because the nationwide publicity secretary of the newly fashioned All Progressives Congress (APC) within the final quarter of 2013. The get together which was the approaching collectively of unusual bedfellows wanted all of the propaganda it might muster to galvanise Nigerians in opposition to the ruling get together therefore Mr. Lai grew to become useful. As anticipated, Mr. Lai did a near-perfect job and the propaganda equipment he unleashed on the PDP compelled the get together to collapse. After the elections, Lai Mohammed was rewarded with the job of minister of data and tradition. For most crucial Nigerians, that call clearly identified that the APC was not ready to supply good governance to Nigerians however unhealthy doses of propaganda with none type of restraint.
The transfer didn’t shock many vital thinkers as a result of the muse of the APC authorities itself was constructed on outright lies with the only real intention to seize energy, so it’s solely logical that its spokesperson within the federal authorities will invariably resort to telling lies to defend the federal government and canopy its disgrace. There is no such thing as a method the reality can have been helpful in defending lies.
Learn Additionally: Tinubu, APC, And The Futile Chase For Legitimacy
Ever since Mr. Lai solidified that appointment, he has by no means left anyone unsure as to why he was the perfect fitted to the position. His job description merely reads ‘feed Nigerians with ceaseless lies to the purpose of stupefaction’ and that he has been doing excellently effectively! Ostensibly, the plan was to go away Nigerians bamboozled and in a everlasting state of confusion a lot in order that the road between reality and falsehood can be fully blurred out.
Effectively, with out sounding conceited, it could possibly be agreed that every one authorities info managers everywhere in the world infrequently, typically have a motive to lie, nonetheless, Lai’s lies don’t have any match of their brazenness, coarseness, vulgarism, and disdain for the intelligence of Nigerians. Mr. Lai has informed so many lies that it will likely be inconceivable to chronicle them.
For the previous eight years of the Muhammadu Buhari authorities, Lai Mohammed has merely been incomes salaries for telling lies with gusto. As an example, Barely weeks after Buhari assumed workplace, Lai Mohammed got here out with a straight face and declared that the administration had defeated Boko Haram. Regardless of having no info to again it up, continued to hammer the false story into form with extra disingenuous sophistry until many Nigerians started to contemplate it true. It’s with out acquire saying the truth that the one job Mr. Lai has carried out since he assumed workplace as Minister is to lie on behalf of the federal government he serves and worships. How can a person be ineffective to himself?
It is going to stay a significant problem for Nigerian psychiatrists to decipher if Mr. Lai is knowingly being mischievous or if he’s maybe a sufferer of a psychiatric dysfunction referred to as ‘pseudologia fantastica’ or ‘mythomania,’ that’s, chronically compulsive mendacity that causes liars to imagine their very own lies. How can a person let permit lies to get so deep into his DNA?
Just like the Goebbels of this era, Mr. Lai just lately stepped out but once more identical to the German propaganda minister in Nazi Germany who persecuted the Jews below the totalitarian reign of Adolf Hitler. This time, his location was not Abuja or Lagos however the USA.
He ventured into Washington DC the place he plied the deceitful commerce of telling lies with none iota of disgrace or respect for himself. In accordance with him, he was there to deal with worldwide media organisations on the end result of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria. Moderately than give a reasonably sincere account, he stood there and lied about all the things that occurred in Nigeria on the twenty fifth of February. With out blinking an eyelid, he described the shambolic election because the fairest and freest within the historical past of Nigeria. Given the truth that Nigerians have gotten so used to him, the declare might need gone unnoticed if he didn’t delve into uncharted territories to accuse Peter Obi of treason. He informed his viewers that Obi was selling revolt again in Nigeria by inciting individuals to violence over the end result of the elections.
This was not solely careless, it was additionally reckless as a result of Obi’s disputations with the mentioned elections, no matter they could be, are all public data. He has by no means overtly referred to as on anybody to protest nor has he endorsed one. After the announcement of the outcomes, he merely went to court docket as was anticipated of him democratically, the place then did Mr. Lai manufacture his lies from?
The true state of issues is Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) rigged the 2023 elections and ever for the reason that outcomes had been introduced, Nigerians have been squirming with discomfort given the type of hopes they’d invested within the elections. Prof. Yakubu, a nation-wrecker, working in cahoots with the APC, gave Nigeria its worst election ever and no lies from Mr. Lai can change it!
Until date, international election observers who had been in Nigeria to observe the conduct of the elections are nonetheless bewildered and are but to return to phrases with the extent of compromise that Prof. Yakubu inflicted on the electoral system. He rigged the elections by ensuring his goons within the fee shut down the end result viewing portal and refused to transmit leads to actual time. The fee later went on to put the blames on ‘technical hitches’ additional attempting to devalue the brains of Nigerians.
Curiously, Mr. Lai forgot the undiluted lie that the electoral umpire informed when he informed his viewers in Washington DC that INEC shut down the portal for worry of cyberattack. What a contradiction. Certainly, to be an excellent liar, one has to have a robust reminiscence.
Ever for the reason that outcomes of that sham had been introduced, there was nearly a unanimity of opinion that the polls had been the worst ever within the nation’s chequered political odyssey. It was so unhealthy that even Bola Ahmed Tinibu who was declared the winner by Professor Mahmoud Yakubu-led Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, grew to become so ashamed of his ‘victory’ that he and his goons dared not rejoice.
Certainly, nothing could be extra specious than the allegation that Mr. Lai levelled in opposition to Peter Obi. It’s the worst type of brazenness the place shamelessness was adorned with the toga of effrontery.
If he was wise sufficient, Mr. Lai ought to have identified that treason is just not a phrase he can drop recklessly and never even in a international land in opposition to a key opposition chief. Asides from being a minister, if he didn’t lie about his occupation, he’s a lawyer who ought to know higher. Treason is a weighty offense. The Nigerian legal guidelines describe it as conspiracy on the declaration of battle in opposition to the state and the penalty is all the time loss of life. How did Mr, Lai come to the conclusion that Mr. Obi has carried out one thing associated to that?
What the federal authorities of Nigeria and its companions have failed to understand is that externalising the allegation of treason which they’ve painstakingly continued to degree in opposition to Obi with out proof is just not good for the picture of the nation. It portrays Nigeria as a rustic the place legal guidelines don’t work.
It’s moderately unhappy and distasteful that for no crime in any way apart from contesting the presidential election which is his constitutional proper, Obi has been subjected to invidious harassment by the Nigerian State for the reason that twenty fifth of February. Some brokers of the APC have even cajoled him to go away the nation or face the implications. How lawless can a rustic get?
The Nigerian State is virtually stripping him bare utilizing devices of the state, scanning by means of his emails, tapping and listening to his personal phone conversations, and brushing by means of each enterprise transaction he has made within the final 10 years. How mischievous can the Buhari authorities and the incoming Tinubu administration get?
Maybe probably the most fascinating query is; Who despatched Mr. Lai exterior the shores of the nation to inform barefaced lies on behalf of Nigeria? Prior to now, this man has been mendacity inside the Nigerian shores and all of the sudden, he has taken it past borders. Prior to now, Nigerians had already gotten accustomed to watching him with astonishing disbelief whereas he busied himself with assaulting their sensibilities with half-truths and absolute falsehood. It’s so unhealthy that some individuals have now christened him Liar Mohammed. He tells lies with easy ease. He’s accustomed to the doubtful commerce. It might seem that the pastime runs in his blood vessels. To make issues worse, he doesn’t appear to fret about integrity as a result of he has most certainly by no means encountered such phrases earlier than.
In conclusion, it’s painful that moderately than export completed merchandise overseas, Lai Mohammed opted to export lies to far-away America. Moderately than earn the nation international change, he has earned the nation scorn and mock. He has made Nigeria a laughingstock within the eyes of the world. Many Nigerians can be hoping that the gaunt-faced Mr. Lai can be allowed to retire in peace in a matter of weeks to permit the nation breathe some contemporary air once more. Sufficient of the lies!