Information and Communication Minister, Alhaji
Lai Mohammed, said the change we offered Nigerians by the All Progressives
Congress (APC) remains a reality.
Speaking at a town hall meeting for
the South East organized by the Federal Ministry of Information in Enugu, on
Monday, Mohammed said the change was already manifesting in every sector.
He said contrary to the
insinuations in certain quarters that the people were not feeling the impact of
government; a lot had been done in moving the country forward.
He said the government would remain
undaunted in implementing its change agenda to improve the lot of Nigerians.
“Many have said they are yet to see
the change we promised. Many more have called the change we offered Nigerians as
“In fact, they are now mocking us.
But we remain undaunted because we know that the change we offered is real.
“In fact, the change we promised is
already here, and it is manifesting all around us,’’ he said.
Buttressing his position, the
minister said the government had successfully stopped the looting of public
funds which was responsible for underdevelopment.
Also, the minister called on
political leaders to build one Nigeria devoid of partisanship, ethnicity and
Mohammed made the call when he led
a team of ministers on a courtesy visit to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu
He commended the governor for the
reception accorded his entourage not minding that he is in an opposition party.
He noted that political parties and
their leaders must have the single goal of serving the interest of the nation.
“It is unique that we are here
today in Enugu, an opposition state, and since we came we have not seen any
difference whether we are in APC- or PDP-controlled state,” he said.
In his address of welcome, the
governor said Enugu had always been the political capital of the South East
from Independence, adding that the choice of the city for the meeting was not
out of place.