From Elohor Igbru, Abuja
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed Tuesday disputed the idea that Town Hall Meetings at a time close to the general election is to boost the chances of the ruling party.
Mohammed stated this at the Town Hall Meeting on the achievements of the Federal Government in Infrastructure Development.
The Minister clarified that the 21st Town Hall Meeting is to assess what various ministries have done with budgets assigned to them and its impact in the lives of citizens.
He added: “Town Hall Meetings which we have slated for this year is to showcase the achievements of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the administration gradually winds up. Because of the massive infrastructure development of the administration, the first two in the series for 2022, including today’s, will be dedicated to Infrastructure.
“The Honourable Ministers of Works and Housing; Power as well as Finance, Budget and National Planning are here for today’s Town Hall Meeting, while the second edition on infrastructure will feature the Honourable Ministers of Transportation; Aviation; Water Resources as well as Communications and Digital Economy.
“The third Town Hall Meeting will also be dedicated to infrastructure, but this time, infrastructure development in the Federal Capital Territory. Other Town Hall Meetings scheduled for this year will focus on the Administration’s strides in the area of the National Social Investment Programme; fight against corruption; insecurity; national unity and the economy, among others.”