Gov Bello Drums Support For ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign

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Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has called for more commitment and support for the “change begins with me” campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting that attitudinal re-awakening initiative is not a one man business.

Governor Sani Bello gave the charge at the weekend in Minna, the state capital during one of the activities to mark the country’s 56th Independence celebration.

The governor, who said that lip service is paid to the campaign, maintained that for the country to achieve the desired change all and sundry must deliberately and consciously work towards it.

“We all have been shouting the change slogan but I am disappointed because the change is not yet with us, whether  you are a Doctor, Policeman, Civil Servant, Politician or a Judge, the change is about everyone.

“The day the Nigerian Police and the judiciary will uphold the law is the day things will change for the better. We must move away from the way we have been doing businesses; we must pity those that don’t have and those who cannot help themselves. Everyone has a role to play”.

The  governor  expressed  displeasure with the  way   some  doctors  and  nurses relate  with  patients in  public hospitals in the state. He stressed that with  such  attitude, there  cannot  be  service  delivery.

“At the General Hospitals, if you see the way some patients are treated by nurses and doctors, it is inhuman, to the extent that the sickness of the patients often times degenerate.

“Nigerians must shun corruption; we must be dedicated in the discharge of our duties with strict adherence to the ethics of our professions and callings.”

He advised  both political  appointees and  civil  servants to  turn  a new  leaf  for  a better  Niger  State  and  Nigeria adding  that  change  is  not  just  with the  administrators.

“Everyone  has  a role  to  play from  the  governor  to  the  last  political  appointee. We  must  move  away  from  the  old  ways. We must care and  pity  those  who  cannot  help  themselves.  We  must  care  for  the  less  privileged.

“We  must  also desist  from  employing  family  members who  do  nothing at  the  expense  of  the  state. “

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