By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the national re-orientation campaign at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a call on Nigerians to imbibe a new ethical virtue.
According to him, the slogan of the re-orientation campaign “Change Begins With Me” is geared towards engendering a holistic attitudinal change in Nigerians.
The President said this will go a long way in restoring in the country credible value system, spirit of patriotism among other values.
The campaign, being championed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, is organized under the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said: “Nigeria today is passing through a challenging moment where hardly anything works in a normal manner. Many have attributed this phenomenon to the total breakdown of our core values over the years.
“It is safe to say today that honesty, hard work, Godliness have given way to all kinds of manifestations of lawlessness and degeneration in our national life. This is why we have among our cardinal objectives ‘change’, which implies the need for a change of attitude and mindset in our everyday life.
“I need not mention the serious effort we have engaged in since the inception of this administration on the fight against corruption in our public life.” He said
With the progress recorded in the fight against corruption, he said that his administration is putting in place the necessary sustainable framework for action and measures that will help to entrench and consolidate the progress achieved so far.
He insisted that the best can be maintained through attitudinal change, and the change of mindset in private and public life.
He added: “The campaign we are about to launch today is all about the need for us to see change not merely in terms of our economic, social progress but in terms of our personal behaviour on how we conduct ourselves, engage our neigbhours, friends and generally how we relate with the larger society in a positive and definitive way and manner that promotes our common good and common destiny, change at home, change in the work place, change at traffic junction, change at traffic lights etc.
“This campaign is part of the determination of our party to seek to carry all Nigerians along on the journey to a better and greater society that we all can be proud of.