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The Federal Government has apologized to Nigerians for the plagiarism pointed out in the president’s speech at the just concluded “Change Begins with Me” campaign in Abuja,.

Reacting to comments by Nigerians through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu .

Mr Shehu responding to the allegation through his twitter handle @Garshehu .

“PMB has ordered that prompt & appropriate disciplinary action be taken against those responsible for a wrongful insertion in his speech delivered on September 8, 2016 at the launch of the “Change Begins with Me’’ campaign.”

“It was observed that the similarities between a paragraph in President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech and what President Buhari read in paragraph 9 of the 16 paragraph address while inaugurating the Campaign on Thurs., Sept. 8, are too close to be passed as coincidence. There was a mistake by an overzealous staff and we regret that this has happened. Already, a Deputy Director in the Presidency has accepted responsibility for the insertion of the contentious paragraph.”

” This serious oversight will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate sanction meted. The Presidency wishes to state in the clearest possible terms that it regrets this unfortunate incident and will ensure that this does not happen again”

” President Buhari urges Nigerians to look beyond this incident and focus on the message of change which the country needs in order to restore our cherished value systems” he said .

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64 COMMENTS

  1. Is he saying he never meant what he read to Nigerians ? This is when he should be careful with those that work with him and for him. They his did it to GEJ during the last election, Sai baba!!!

  2. EFCC must hear this. Must he talk with paper in his hands? When Obama said his own he said it from his head. Infact, some people needs to go meet Patience Jona to teach them her way of speaking Queen’s English.

  3. Plagiarism right? #smiles… If copy copy of a great man will make Buhari move Nigeria forward, then let it be a criminal growth. If he had copied a Terrorist speech now, we will still castigate him that he is a Fulani descendant. Make una no kill dis man before him time. Only God can make Nigeria great again. No human! A God in Buhari or anyone chosen will work soon.

  4. There is nothing excellence in this man at all. You can’t lead a nation as complex as Nigerian and have no excellence in your life. Ask IBB, OBJ,PGEJ etc….a man without excellence is not fit to be a leader,. integrity without excellence will land you in so many error. Infact this presidio is full of errors, always apologizing. is his middle name Appolonia? Plssssss oh, shame they catch us…Obama would be laughing at him now presido of a third world country…. Hmmm

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