President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered appropriate disciplinary action to 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.”
This was contained in the official statement released by the presidency acknowledging the plagiarism of President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech which president Buhari read in paragraph nine of the sixteen-paragraph while inaugurating the “Change begins with me”
According to the statement, there was a mistake by an overzealous administration staff and we regret that this has happened.
"A Deputy Director in the Presidency has accepted responsibility for the insertion of the contentious paragraphs even when a query to him was being typed.
"This serious oversight will be investigated thoroughly and appropriate punishment meted.
"The Presidency, once again regrets this unfortunate incident. Measures have been put in place to ensure that this does not happen again.
"President Muhammadu Buhari admonished Nigerians to move past incident and focus on the message of change which the country needs in order to restore our cherished value systems.