By Dipo Olowookere
Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has canvassed the support of state Governors for the success of the Federal Government’s National Re-orientation Campaign, ‘Change Begins With Me’, which was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 8, 2016.
Speaking while formally unveiling the campaign to the Governors’ Forum at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night, the Minister specifically requested the Governors to donate generous airtime on their states’ radio and television stations for airing the campaign’s jingles.
“We are of the strong belief that your cooperation is absolutely important if the campaign is to succeed, hence we have taken up this opportunity to formally unveil it to you and to seek your collaboration,” he said
Mr Mohammed informed the Governors that the campaign will soon be launched in their respective states as part of efforts to spread its message.
He said ‘Change Begins With Me’ is geared towards achieving an attitudinal change among Nigerians, adding that the campaign has no political, religious or ethnic coloration.
“The breakdown in our time-tested values, the preference for imported goods, the poor attitude to work, the mindless corruption in our society, the lack of respect for national symbols etc, are not limited to any part of the country, any political party or any religion. They affect us all,” the Minister added.
In their comments, the Governors welcomed the campaign and offered various suggestions to enhance its implementation, including the need to revive Civic Studies in schools and also to translate the campaign to all the indigenous languages in the country.
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