- Senator Dino Melaye says the change mantra is not about the APC as a political party but about the way Nigerians conduct themselves
- Melaye calls Nigerians to have attitudinal change as the country need such to overcome the current economic recession
Senator Dino Melaye has blamed the civil servants for hampering the impact of the change promised by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) through corrupt practices.
Melaye, speaking with the media in Abuja, said that change mantra was not about the APC as a political party but about the way Nigerians conduct themselves, Daily Post reports.
He said: “The change mantra is not about the All Progressives Congress (APC). The civil servants who are responsible for major corruption in the system are still the same people.
“The message of change is not only to members of the APC. It is to Nigeria and Nigerians on how we conduct ourselves; and, how we operate government agencies and activities.
The senator called on Nigerians to have attitudinal change as the country needed such to overcome the current economic recession.
“Nigerians, we must have attitudinal change, we must decide that the country is in recession now and we are approaching depression so we must begin to take the right steps inwardly, he said.
The senator also urged civil servants in this country, politicians and those who find themselves in positions of authority to become born-again, and begin to act positively towards ameliorating the past.
In other news, state governors have expressed concerns over the continued widening gap between the inter-bank foreign exchange and parallel market rates.
Worried by the forex crisis, the governors on Thursday, February 16, demanded the immediate review of the current foreign exchange policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Governor Tanko Al Makura of Nasarawa, who briefed journalists at the end of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja said the council, which was presided by acting president Yemi Osinbajo, expressed serious concern over the current situation of the exchange rate, especially the gap between inter-bank and the parallel market rates, Premium Times reports.