The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has been urged to re appoint the outgoing Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to serve in the next government.
Lai Mohammed’s kinsmen, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Consultative Forum in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State made this appeal to the Federal Government for the reappointment of whom they call their leader and kinsman.
The leader of the group, Dr Hezekiah Oyedepo who spoke on Tuesday at a Press briefing at the NUJ Press centre said that Lai Mohammed had carved a niche for himself and justified the confidence reposed in him at various offices he had occupied in time past and present.
Oyedepo reiterated that the minister hails from Oro in Irepodun local government area of the state and was a member of the movement that saw to the victory of President Buhari’s re-elected in the last presidential election.
The group also recalled other various contributions of the minister in collaboration with other stakeholders to ensure the victory of the APC in Kwara State in the just concluded general elections.
Oyedepo noted that the former APC National Publicity Secretary, within his stint as minister, attracted numerous projects to the people of the state noting that his credible performance as an appointee of government and at party level was sufficient to earn him reappointment in the next cabinet.
The leader of the group who led other chieftains of the party at the briefing, pleaded with the leaders of the party to prevail on the President to ensure that Mohammed retains his position in the federal executive council.
“Due to the demonstrable and inherent usefulness of our son, Lai Mohammed to his party, the Federal and State Government, the fact that God has used him to deliver Kwara State from the clutches of the wicked into the fresh air of APC, Lai Mohammed should be retained as a Minister.
“Sound management thinking, which dictates that you do not change the Star of a winning team midway expects no less.
“We appeal to the authorities, particularly the President, Vice President, National Chairman of APC, National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all other authorities concerned to retain our son as a member of a new cabinet to be constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari in the next cabinet.
“Alhaji Lai Mohammed is our son, an illustrious son for that matter. We cherish him in Irepodun LGA of Kwara State. We are proud of him and proudly associate with his achievements”, Oyedepo said.