The minister who had said this during the 4th Annual conference of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) in Kano on wednesady, also noted that taking Nigeria out of recession did not just happen by accident.
"Taking Nigeria out of recession did not happen by accident. It is the Culmination of months of hard work by the Administration and Fidelity to its well articulated economic policies, especially the strategic Implementation Economic Recovery (2016) and the Growth Plan (ERGP) that was launched on 5th April 2017."
He further said:
"To naysayers, these positive development do not constitute news. That's why they make up their own fake news and engage in disinformation and hate speech.
They believe that by seeking to overwhelm the polity with fake news, disinformation and hate speech, they can easily obliterate the glaring achievements of the Buhari Administration. We must not allow them to dominate the media space."