Senator Bassey Otu has called on Nigerians to support the recently launched ‘Change Begins With Me’ campaign, of the Buhari’s led administration, saying it will help to rescue Nigeria from her economic woes.
Otu, who made the appeal when he received an amalgamated group of artisans on Thursday in Calabar, said the current situation in Nigeria was self-inflicted by the people and requires the collective will of all to effect the desired change.
According to Prince Otu, the campaign will facilitate the required attitudinal orientation to rescue Nigeria from the woes of economic recession.
He charged members of the group, who at the occasion also benefited from his empowerment programme, to imbibe a change of attitude and lifestyle, as conveyed by the campaign.
“I want all Nigerians to support the ‘Change Begins With Me’ campaign, recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari, to facilitate the attitudinal orientation required to rescue the country from the woes of economic recession.
“The present situation in the country is self-inflicted by the people and required collective will and resolve by imbibing a change of attitude and lifestyles which the campaign in intended to convey”, he said.
Prince Otu explained that his empowerment progamme was a deliberate effort to prepare his kinsmen for the rainy days, urging them to make the most out of the rare opportunity to eke a living.
While advising the beneficiaries to safeguard the equipment given to them, he further said “I dare insist that my deliberate empowerment policy to create avenue for all of us to try to be self-sufficient was a pro-active effort to be ready for the rainy days; which is here.”
Recipients of the empowerment tools from the immediate past senator, who represented Cross River South senatorial district in the senate, cuts across fashion designers, hair dressers, eatery operators among others.