Don advocates moral rectitude as panacea for peace
A don, Professor Mashood Baderin of School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, has canvassed moral rectitude as panacea for peace in Nigeria.
Baderin, while delivering the ninth convocation lecture of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, yesterday, said any society that relegated the importance of high moral values would experience failures in the operations of laudable government systems that are working perfectly well in other climes.
Speaking on: Nigeria in Search of Peace, Security and Socio-Economic Survival: The Islamic Option, he said the versatility of Nigeria in religious practices should be merged with high sense of morals to attain the much-needed social security, which is described as a precursor to physical security.
Baderin said: ‘’There are already many laws in the country, with compelling sanctions that should serve as deterrent against corrupt practices highlighted in this paper, but these laws have not deterred anyone, as would be expected. The morality of law is that people, essentially, obey laws out of moral motivation.‘’Where people lack the morality to comply with it, the law would, despite its sanctions become ineffective…”
The event was also attended by the faith-based university’s Chancellor, Muhammed Dikko Abubakar, former Nigerian Inspector General of Police/ founder, Dr. Raheem Oladimeji, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Taofeek Ibrahim and Kehinde Elejja (SAN), among others.