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Addressing the Insecurity Challenge in Nigeria: The Imperative of Moral Values and Virtue Ethics

Onifade, Comfort and Imhonopi, , David and Urim, U.M. (2013) Addressing the Insecurity Challenge in Nigeria: The Imperative of Moral Values and Virtue Ethics. Global Journal of HUMAN SOCIAL SCIENCE Political Science, 13 (2). pp. 52-63. ISSN 2249-460x & Print : 0975-587X

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Abstract

The insecurity challenge in Nigeria has assumed a formidable dimension that not only requires a multistakeholder approach, as it is being touted in various quarters, in quelling this conflagration threatening Nigeria’s statehood, but also necessitates a revival and reinforcement of moral values and virtues. The thirst for blood and the preference for violence in expressing pent-up frustration and disenchantment with the state, its citizens and national totems may be a pointer to the need to revive moral values and virtues within the socioeconomic, political, religious and educational institutions in the country. Nigerian leaders, politicians and their amen corners must be forced to evince and uphold moral values and virtues in all their conduct in order to lead by example and to avoid heating up the polity unnecessarily by their conducts and comments which sometimes incite violence in their followers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: insecurity; politics; moral values; virtue ethics; moral leadership.
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 10:05
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4065

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