HoS urges Nigerians to uphold positive values and ethic
The Ogun State Head of Service, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle yesterday admonished Nigerians to always uphold positive ethics and values such as diligence and fidelity in every of their endeavours. She stressed that positive values are key factors that could contribute to the social economic development of any nation.
Adekunle who spoke in Abeokuta, the State capital insisted that Nigerians needed to change their values by imbibing the culture of honesty, faithfulness, commitment “and also be patriotic to their country.” Delivering a lecture titled “Diligence In Labour and Fidelity In Relationships As Wheels Of Developing A Modern Nigeria”, at an event to mark the 39th Anniversary of the Egba Anglican Diocese, she noted that the rot in the country was not caused by Christians alone but by everyone and as such everyone should put their acts together to clean up the rot.
According to her, “Nigeria’s soicio-economic development can be better helped through a resuscitation of positive ethics and values such as diligence and fidelity in all our dealings.” “We must inculcate the virtues of persistence, commitment, loyalty, faithfulness and decency in ourselves, our children and grandchildren, Nigeria will remain disappointingly what it is today without them”, Adekunle affirmed.
Adekunle was of the opinion that political leaders and even religious leaders “must maintain and sustain an unstained relationship with their followers”, stating that failure to do so would only amount to distrust, infidelity, apathy and acrimony in the society. Her words, “In governance, there is the issue of distrust between those in government and the citizenry, giving rise to apathy and acrimony such as restiveness, vandalism, kidnapping, bombing, insurgency and complete disregard to law and order”.
Adekunle lamented, “Indeed, the cancerous effect of infidelity has permeated every area of our existence, many of our societal problems flourish as a result of various factors that we do not accord much regard to, rather we are on tour of blaming our leadership”. “Promises made by politicians must be kept, oaths sworn to kept to the letter, while the followership should be disciples of honesty, discipline, diligence, ethical conduct, vigilance and worthy fellowship”.
“Nigeria needs honest people, men and women who will be faithful to the commitments they have made to their organisations where they work and to their business partners or friends, men and women who will be faithful to the vows and oaths they have made or sworn to before God and man,” the Head of Service affirmed. The Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Oludaisi Adekunle in his brief remark, disclosed that the aim of the annual event was geared towards the development of the spiritual, social and physical lives of church members.
“Secondly, at the macro level, it is a vivid demonstration of dedication of the Anglican Communion’s vision and mission to impact positively on its social and physical space,” the cleric added.
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