The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has debunked reports that President Muhammadu Buhari will dissolve his cabinet on 22 May 2019.
Backstory: The reports were based on a statement by the Minister to State House correspondents after Thursday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja in which he said the valedictory session of the federal cabinet will be held on 22 May 2019.
Clarifying his earlier statement, the Minister said his comment does not mean that the cabinet will be dissolved on the same day as it is the prerogative of the President to dissolve the cabinet anytime he chooses.
- “It is inaccurate to extrapolate from my statement – that the FEC valedictory session will hold on 22 May – to say that the President will dissolve the cabinet on the same day. They do not mean the same thing,” he said.