Osun state governor Rauf Aregbesola has backed President Muhammadu Buhari in his “change begins with me” campaign
– The governor alongside some youths and students in the state said the campaign must be taken to the grassroots level
The government of Osun state on Monday threw its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari on his campaign, “change begins with me”.
The Osun state government, student and youth of the state over the weekend joined millions of Nigerians to embrace the slogan.
Speaking during a campaign march, the Osun state government said there is a need for all Nigerians to join hands in developing the nation.
The governor of the state Rauf Aregbesola represented by the permanent secretary at the Osun state ministry of youth developments Ade Aluko commending the organisers said his principal could not meet up with the event due to other engagements.
He also urged the students and youths to ensure that the campaign is taking to all nook and cranny of the state irrespective of political or ethnic affiliations.
He further advised that the campaign be spread to other parts of the country especially the grassroots level to ensure a collective efforts towards building a great Nigeria.
The almost 5-kilometre walk which began at the popular Ola Iya junction in Osogbo ended at the governor’s Office, Osogbo where the participants were received by Aluko.
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During the walk, participants engaged passers-by, they also conduct and environmental clean up process on the streets of Osogbo.
Also speaking, Salami Abiodun of the Nigeria Youth Organisation, Osun state chapter; Sylvanus Bewaji, a student union leader and Nwokedi Samuel, a Youth Corps member all commended the determination of the students and youth over the campaign.
Bewaji said the campaign will by no doubt ensure attitudinal changes among students on the campuses and their immediate communities.
Participants at the event received t-shirts as “Good Citizens Ambassadors” of the country and were charged to always ensure that they do the thing at all times.
They were also made to understand that Nigeria is beyond any individual person no matter how highly placed and that the sovereignty of the country must remain paramount in their day to day activities.
The change begins with me was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on September 6.
The campaign seeks to re-orient Nigerians towards an behavioural change that would aid in national development.