Monday, 8 February 2016

Nigerians misunderstood APC’s change promise,’says Lai Mohammed

Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that Nigerians misinterpreted the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) promise of change during the 2015 elections.

Mohammed made the comments on Monday, February 8, 2016, during an interactive session with members of the Advertising Association of Nigeria (ADVAN), The Cable reports.

“It is true we campaigned on the change mantra, but this change mantra is largely misunderstood by Nigerians,” he said.

“They misinterpreted it to mean that as soon as Buhari is sworn in, immediately things will change in Nigeria. It does not happen that way. Nigerians cannot continue to do things the same way and expect different results. Indiscipline and corruption are not restricted to people at the top.

“Each Nigerian has a role to play and that is why we are launching the campaign. If Nigeria reduces corruption to the level in Ghana and Malaysia, Nigeria’s GDP will increase to $2 trillion from N514 billion in 2030.

“Here, we are trying to rebuild Nigeria and lay a new foundation where companies will be able to operate. If we can cut corruption, even if oil price is $10 per barrel, we will still be able to achieve targets,” he added.

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