Kano state government north western Nigeria has domesticated the Change Begins with Me campaign of the Nigerian government aimed at changing negative attitudes and values in the Nigerian society.
Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the event held at the Coronation Hall, government House, Kano called on residents to key into the agenda stressing that the fight against corruption and other social vices in the nation requires attitudinal change.
“All hands must be on deck to achieve a sound, moral and decent society bearing in mind the prevalence of moral decadence at work place and in the society, especially among youths,” he said.
He said the state government had provided machineries to curtail the rise of social vices in the state, adding that this administration has strengthened the activities of Hisbah Board that is saddled with the responsibility of sanitizing Kano of social immorality.
“Our government has set aside special consideration to fighting rape, drug abuse and prostitution, among others. In view of this, we have introduced many empowerment programmes to make the youth, who are vulnerable to immorality, engaged,” Ganduje explained.
He urged everybody to join the change mantra campaign that was initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
“We call on everybody to partner with the government to achieve this giant task. We even established an anti-graft commission to fight corruption,” he said.
The national level of the Campaign was launched on 8th September, 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari, geared towards enhancing virtues of honesty, integrity, hard work, punctuality, patriotism ant-corruption among others.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, commended the administration of governor Ganduje for embracing the Buhari’s change agenda.
He said the cardinal objective of the campaign was to reorient the Nigeria population towards accelerated development.
“You will recall that this government came on a change mantra and this, is been achieved gradually,” he said.
The Minister was represented by Salihu Jibrin, a director in the ministry of Information and Culture.
Youths who participated in the launching of the programme commended it, saying papers delivered by the various resource persons have enriched them with ideas on the need for good morals in the society.
The event was laced with attitudinal change drama and dances.