“The long-cherished and time honoured, time-tested virtues of honesty, integrity, hard work, punctuality, good neighbourliness, abhorrence of corruption and patriotism, have given way in the main to dishonesty, indolence, unbridled corruption and widespread impunity” — President Muhammadu Buhari.
The launch of the “Change begins with me” campaign on Thursday has elicited wide-ranging reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
While some embrace the campaign, others insist that change must start from the government and its institutions.
Here are the most thought provoking reactions.
Reps padded budget with N40bn and nothing happened or will happen, yet you tell me the average man to believe #ChangeBeginsWithMe? Rubbish.
— That Andy (@AndyMadaki) September 8, 2016
I remember how change began with some people's children being employed at CBN. That's the kind of #ChangeBeginsWithMe that I want.
— Amara Nwankpa (@Nwankpa_A) September 9, 2016
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— Adetutu Balogun (@Tutsy22) September 8, 2016
Good morning Nigerians. Remember #ChangeBeginsWithMe. I shall not pay NEPA bills when they don't give light.
— EMEKA (@EmekaEmezue) September 9, 2016
You don't have to like Buhari
But read that #ChangeBeginsWithMe speech again after you remove the veil and tell me what you disagree with
— Tunde Eneji (@iameneji) September 9, 2016
#ChangeBeginsWithMe is going to cost money. I'd rather have it spent on roads, schools, hospitals, railway, power. THAT's govt's business.
— Remi Sonaiya (@oluremisonaiya) September 9, 2016
What Nigerians want/need is simple
Health care system
— Sally (@is_salsu) September 9, 2016
You can't promise me change and when I demand it from you tell me that #ChangeBeginsWithMe. If it begins with me, then why do I need you?
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) September 8, 2016
When NEPA takes light … remember #ChangeBeginsWithMe … go and on the Generator!
— ofilispeaks (@ofilispeaks) September 9, 2016
Get to work on time.
Do your job diligently.
Offer great customer service.
Don't ask for bribe.#ChangeBeginsWithMe
— Dr Dipo Awojide (@OgbeniDipo) September 8, 2016
— Kaelo A (@_Kaelo_) September 8, 2016
Where Nigerians are hungry and crime rates are escalating, someone will sit in Aso Rock and be telling them #ChangeBeginsWithMe
— T. Rankïn' (@AfroVII) September 8, 2016
If they don't bring light, I won't pay bill… Simple
— Misunderstood Genius (@Paulsonkyrian) September 9, 2016
— Grace Okagbare (@omonigho2008) September 9, 2016
— ALIMI olalekan (@olalekanalimi) September 9, 2016
— Shalkur Mamdam H. (@sharksjuju) September 9, 2016
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