Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the change the APC promised Nigerians during the 2015 general elections campaign is now manifesting in Nigeria. He said this while speaking at the Federal government town hall meeting in South East Enugu yesterday August 1
“Many have said they are yet to see the change we promised. Many more have called the promise a ruse. In fact, they are now mocking us.
But we remain undaunted because we know that the change we promised is real. In fact, the change we promised is already here, and it is manifesting all around us”he said Continuing he said “Before now, public officials simply opened the public till, took as much money as they wanted and walked away, without consequences! That explains why funds allocated to the military to fight Boko Haram ended up in the piggy banks of many unscrupulous Nigerians. Today, all those who looted the public treasury are being made to answer for their actions, as impunity gives way to accountability. Prior to now, funds accruing to the government were paid into so many accounts that even the government could not keep a tab on them, or worse still did not even know the accounts existed. Today, every kobo accruing to the government is paid into a single account, called the Treasury Singles Account (TSA), to be used for the benefit of all Nigerians. Before now, thousand of ghosts earned salaries every month. Of course, we all know that ghosts don’t work, yet they got paid in this country. Today, the ghosts are in trouble as over 30,000 of them have had their unmerited salaries stopped, saving the country millions and millions of naira. Many more ghosts are being smoked out,”.