Lack of integrity among maritime industry players affecting Nigeria’s economy
Director General of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Mr. Bukola Lawal, has identified lack of honesty, strong moral principles and uprightness among players in the maritime industry as contributing to the economic woes confronting the country.
Speaking during the official launch of a 12-chapter book, authored by Patrick Onyekosor, Do Well to Practice Integrity: A Catalyst for Change, Lawal said if the country have larger number of men and women of integrity and adopt the same principle in raising younger ones, society would be saner and healthier.
He said the book was apt, well researched and has the capacity to redefine Nigerian homes, schools, offices and parastatals, where deceit and dishonesty thrive most.
“Lack of integrity among the industry players has actually affected the economy in totality, because if integrity is available, it will also affect revenue generation from the maritime industry.
“Absence of integrity has given room for them to surcharge the government. So, we should begin to preach integrity in our homes, offices and agencies.” Onyekosor said the behavioural attitude of Nigerians prompted his crave to write on the topic.