Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Eyes on ethics and values reformation, Reps organize summit

Eyes on ethics and values reformation, Reps organize summit

The Committee on In­formation, National Orientation, Ethics, and Values of the House of Representatives of the Fed­eral Republic of Nigeria has concluded plans to organize a National Summit on Ethics and Values Reformation in collaboration with the Civil Society for Ethics and Values Development Initiative as part of 2017 Nigeria Independence Day celebration.

This was made known in a press release issued by the Secretary-General of the Civil Society for Ethics and Values Development Initiative, after the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of the organization held August 5, 2017 in Abuja.

The Secretary-General, Mr. Tajudeen Toyin-Oke stated that “the National Summit could not have been organized at a better time than now that Nigerians are discussing the issue of RESTRUCTURING.”

According to the BOT Chairman of Civil Society for Ethics and Values Develop­ment Initiative, AIG (Rtd.) Danlami Yar’Adua, , “The Constitution of Nigeria Chap­ter 2:23 says the National Eth­ics shall be Discipline, Integ­rity, Dignity of Labor, Social Justice, Religious Tolerance, Self-Reliance, and Patriotism’. The snag, however, is that Nigerians have neglected the National Ethics to a level that it severely limits the nation’s socio-economic develop­ment.”

Mr. Toyin-Oke further stat­ed that “several studies have shown that the neglect of Na­tional Ethics has led to disori­entation in the society which includes incidences of hate speeches, tribal and religious intolerants, disorderly con­ducts, dishonesty and other cognate social evils.”

He said the Summit would brainstorm on ways and means to redress Nigerians’ distorted values and deliber­ate on how best to ensure that the National Ethics are encod­ed in our legal system to pro­vide better living conditions for Nigerians and stimulate economic growth.