Outgoing Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said President Muhammadu Buhari is aware that a section of Nigerians call him “Baba Go Slow”.
“Baba Go Slow” is an appellation for a lackadaisical approach to issues of concern.
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The minister said this on Sunday in Abuja at a send-forth party organised in his honour by the Board of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Mohammed said Buhari erroneously earned the appellation because “he is tolerant and a democrat who gives his Ministers a free hand to discharge their duties without undue interference”.
The minister said: “We are always in the bad books of everybody.
“In the bad book of governments because they think we are too soft and in the bad books of naysayers because they say we are too strict.
“A station (Tv or Radio) will abuse the government for a whole year, nobody will raise a finger. But if you try to impose a fine or shut the station down the whole human rights family will now say, fire Lai Mohammed.
” I must give credit to Mr President. I have never seen a President as tolerant as President Muhammadu Buhari”.
He continued: “He has never said that the Minister of Information and Culture should go and close this station even when they are abusing him.
“One day, I was surprised in the cabinet when the President said, ‘I know they call me Baba Go Slow”
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