BY CHARLES KUMOLU
A UNITED States based Professor and founder, Josephson Institute on Ethics, Prof Michael Josephson , has lamented that the greatest challenge facing Nigeria is lack of trust in leadership, noting that Federal Government must fight to restore confidence in governance.
He also said that corruption strives where people lack citizenship, saying that the first principle of effective transformation of any nation is good character and value re-orientation.
Josephson said this at a lecture convened by Bridge to Goodness Project in partnership with the office of the President on Values and Ethics and Josephson Institute on Ethics, USA in Lagos.
The lecture titled : Strategies for national Transformation : Through Value and ethical culture was conceived on the conviction to make Nigerians the most important and most valuable asset of the nation.
Josephson who commended the organizers of the lecture for their foresight, described the occasion as a good step for Nigeria to make a quantum push to greater height.
Similarly a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, noted that the issue of value and ethical reorientation that will lead to transforming the country, is not the responsibility of the government alone, but that of every Nigerian.
According to him, the issue of nation building is not just about building infrastructure, but also about self examination patriotism and love for one another.
‘’If every individual should improve on his character, the country will be transformed. We all need to clear our environment and make ourselves better and help our neighbours to make Nigeria a better place,’’ said Ajumogobia.