THE low level of socio-economic and political development in the country, has been blamed for rising ethnic and religious bigotry in the country.
A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Foundation for Value Transformation, FVT, who gave this assertion, lamented that Nigerians irrespective of what they profess publicly, pay more attention to primordial things such as ethnicity and fanatic religious beliefs.
Speaking during the presentation of National Culture Value Assessment report conducted by FVT, in conjunction with Courtney Inglis Consulting and Barrett’s Value Centre, BVC, a US-based organisation, Executive Director of FVT, Mr. Segun Caulcrick lamented that ethnic narrow mindedness had superseded the national identity of Nigerians.
Caulcrick, who is a past Country Manager of UPS, said it had become imperative to have re-planned Nigeria as a nation, adding that transformation of the society is not just about re-branding images or coercion, but the passion or core values that bring positive change to the society.
He stressed that despite the fact that the country had its outstanding potential for greatness in some areas, there was still the heartfelt cry from the people for a way out of the muddle of dysfunctional social political system.