According to the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, all Nigeria needs for her Gross Domestic Product, GDP, to hit $2 trillion by 2030 from its present N514 billion, is for the country to reduce corruption to the level of Ghana and Malaysia. The Minister also noted that eradicating corruption isn’t something only President Buhari can do but that all hands must be on deck. Having analyzed his speech while addressing members of the Advertising Association of Nigeria, ADVAN, and Association of Marketing Directors of corporate organisations and a sectoral body of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, APCON, INFORMATION NIGERIA has highlighted 3 interesting things he said…
– Mr. Mohammed said that although the All Progressives Congress, APC campaigned on the change mantra, the change mantra has been largely misunderstood by Nigerians. He said Nigerians misinterpreted it to mean that as soon as Buhari is sworn in, immediately things will change in Nigeria.
– He stated that Nigerians cannot continue to do things the same way and expect different results. Indiscipline and corruption are not restricted to people at the top. He further stated that each Nigerian has a role to play if the change must happen.
– He added that the malaise called corruption cuts across gender, age and professions adding that an “average Nigerian with opportunity will likely cheat, hence the need for government’s plan to introduce what he described as father of all campaigns, a national orientation campaign tagged: ‘Change begins with me’ to be spearheaded by the President himself.
Does this sound like a good idea or a total waste of time???