By Philips Sunday
Abuja, (AN24) – President Muhammadu Buhari today, Thursday, September 8, 2016, stated that the much desired change clamoured for by Nigerians must begin with them.
The President made this statement during the inauguration of the national re-orientation campaign tagged, ‘Change Begins With Me’ at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Speaking further at the ceremony, Mr. Buhari stated that the change is in terms of citizens’ personal behaviour.
According to him, “Our citizens must realise that the change they want to see begins with them, and that personal and social reforms are not a theoretic exercise. If you have not seen the change in you, you cannot see it in others or even the larger society.
“In other words, before you ask ‘Where is the change they promised us?’, you must first ask, ‘How far have I changed my ways? What have I done to be part of the change for the greater good of society?’
“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 neighbours, 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 work place, change at traffic junction, change at traffic lights, etc.” Buhari opined.