By Olayinka Latona
Governor BabatundeÂ Fashola of Lagos has called for restoration of the nationâ€™s lost value system, saying the right value system will have positive impact on the policies of the government.
In a goodwill message at the 31st synod of Anglican Diocese of Lagos, the governor said the masses were expecting a lot from those in authorities, but until the value system was restored, government could not do much.
In his words: â€œWhat I believe could be very useful for the kind of society we all inspire to have is the reflection on the value system which has gone down the drain. Life in every village, family should restore a very simple principle of love, peace, care and respect for one another that undersea the value system.
Speaking, Bishop of Lagos Diocesan,Â Most Revred Ephraim Adebola Ademowo, called on politicians and masses to de-emphasize the politics of money as the nation moves towards another election. BishopÂ Ademowo said it was right time for the nation after 50 years of independence to imbibe a healthy democratic culture.
The Bishop advised Christians to actively participate in all electoral processes to ensure that the right persons were elected and lamentedÂ 70 per cent of Nigerians were still living below poverty level and
called on the government to ensure that unemployment and poverty were practically addressed.
According to him:Â â€œI pray that the government should intervene and rectify the situation to the advantage of the masses in the country. Nigeria should be a detribalized nation. Our politicians should work hard in ensuring that they leave indelible imprints on the sand of time.â€