Mohammed made the appeal on Friday, November 6, 2020, in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, at a town hall meeting with traditional rulers, youths, students, organized labour, market women and other stakeholders on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath.
The Minister implored Nigerians yet to feel the impacts of Buhari’s administration and those who feel the government is not doing enough to give it some time.
According too him, Buhari had directed all his cabinet members to return to their respective states and interact with the people over the #EndSARS protests and what the government had done.
“If we have not done enough or we have not touched everybody, we appeal that you please bear with us,” Lai Mohammed said.
“In the first instance, what we have is less than 60 per cent of the revenue that was available to other governments that came before us.
“We all know what we suffered during COVID 19, and as we are just trying to recover from this we also face another crisis.
“We appeal that you should please assist the government and be patient. This government is dedicated to serving the people and we will continue to try our best to do so.
“I thank you all for your perseverance, understanding and patience.”
Lai Mohammed said the government initiated N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund aimed at providing opportunities for the youths.
He said the Fund is part of the N2.3 trillion Economic Sustainability Plan to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on most vulnerable Micro Small Medium Enterprises across the country.
KanyiDaily recalls that Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo had also said that President Buhari was very much concerned about the welfare of Nigerians and would not go back on his promise to improve their living conditions.