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How adherence to ethics and moral values can boost development — Sarah Jibril

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Mrs Sarah Jibril, Special Adviser on Ethics and Values to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says adherence to ethics and moral values is cardinal to national development.

Jibril spoke at the 2020 commandants’ meeting of the National Community Ethics and Values Environmental Compliance Corps on Friday in Abuja.

She said that it was important for all citizens to be patriotic and change  attitude towards management of public resources.

“I want to charge you all to make sure people who make mistakes do not repeat it.

“It is my heart desire that we do not end up in a ditch due to ignorance; that is why we must always reemphasise the importance of ethics in our land.

“I want us to self-police and self-regulate ourselves as individuals, corporate bodies and government institutions, without being forced to do so without being forced by a law enforcement agency,” she said.

Mr Gana Yusuf, Commandant General of the corps said that the essence of the meeting was to strategise and mobilise citizens to fight against corruption.

According to him, the decision taken at the end of the meeting will complement President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.

With the National Ethics and Integrity Policy which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in September this year, it is necessary for us to see how we can work together to bring about change in this country.

“We are working with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission to see how we can bring back the spirit of patriotism in all Nigerians,” he said.

Mr Apollos Usman, Head, Human Resource Management of the corps said it is important to emphasise godliness in the lives of all Nigerians.

“We want to instill patriotism in the lives of all Nigerians, so that the younger generation will find things easy and the former glory of the country will be regained,” he said.

Mr Godswill Kelvin, National Secretary of the corps, added that the organisation would continue to re-engineer the minds of all citizens to always adopt moral and ethical standards.

“We are very much concerned about our environment and our citizens and we feel it is time to move from rhetoric to practical, where individuals would police themselves by themselves,” he said.

The meeting had in attendance zonal and states commandants of the corps from Kano State, Niger, Kogi, Taraba, Plateau, Rivers, Cross Rivers and the FCT.

Edited By: Kayode Olaitan
(NAN)

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