Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday said that Nigerians are mistaken in their interpretation of the Change mantra with which his party campaigned and won the 2015 presidential election.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting with the Executive Council of the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), Mohammed stated that though the party campaigned using change mantra, it has been taken by Nigerians to mean that as soon as Buhari was sworn in, the next day, things would change completely in Nigeria.
“Yes, we know what the ills are; corruption, indiscipline… but it’s not restricted to people at the top. Each one of us has a role to play,” he said, adding that that was why the Buhari-led government is coming up with the ‘Change Begins with You Campaign’.
“The malaise crippling the fabric of the society today, ‘everybody is guilty,” he noted.
“Nigeria cannot adequately account for the lives that had been lost simply because some pharmacists decided to adulterate drugs. We cannot quantify how many lives we have lost because of the danfo drivers that wake up in the morning to drink paraga before hitting the road. Most of the traffic bottleneck in Nigeria today is due to indiscipline,” he said.
Moving forward, Mohammed solicited for the partnership of members of ADVAN, especially in executing some of the planned campaigns and election promises to Nigeria.
President of ADVAN, Mr. David Okeme, pledged its members’ support.