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.