Nigerians have taken to social media to berate the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his request to borrow $500m to digitize the National Television Authority (NTA).
The minister expressed that with the money, NTA will be able to compete with the likes of CNN.
Reacting to this statement, Nigerians expressed their surprise at the decision, why others queried the decision to spend such an amount on the digitisation of a TV station.
See reactions below:
after 2023 they will chase us out of this country saying the use this country as a collateral
haba loan this loan that
thses people really came prepared oo #APC Lai Mohammed
— samuel augustine (@call_mhe_fancy) February 10, 2020
So I decided to see what's trending and boom! Lai Mohammed popped up.
That baba shu go and rest Biko. Is it not clear to him yet that he's the only one who believes what he says?.
— Ijeoma Alfred-Ategie (@Ijeomastella20) February 10, 2020
#LaiMohammed Walahi this govt has not stopped to amuse me,dey want 2 borrow $500m to re digitalised NTA, a moribund state monopoly that has not served the objective of which it was designed to do.Dis lying machine Lai Mohammed is the one championing it,we don suffer 4 dis country
— Olumuyiwa.com.ng (@OlumuyiwaBlog) February 10, 2020
Apart from reach, i promise you that NTA cannot even compete with Emmanuel TV.
Lai Mohammed should sit!
— the Morris Monye factor (@Morris_Monye) February 10, 2020