Former EFCC Chairman calls for value reorientation in Nigeria

Agency report

Hajia Farida Waziri, a former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) has called for value reorientation in Nigeria, towards inculcating good values that can help the country out of its problems.

Waziri spoke at the public presentation of four books written by former Nigerian Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire, Chief Dennis Ukume on Tuesday in Abuja.


The books included:I Believe, My Challenges, Mamma Mia, and OSOFINCO- the brief untold story of late Sen. JS Tarka.

The former EFCC boss who was the chair lady of the event, noted that cultural values were fast declining in the country, adding that there was need for all hands to be on deck to change the narrative.

She described the author as a unique gentle man from a great family with a large heart.
“I have read Mamma Mia and other of his books and this is how a book should be: short and simple and in simple English.

“The book is very challenging and informative and this is how it should be,”she said.

Farida said there was need for Nigerians to change their value system and to appreciate people for what they really were, not because of the positions they occupied per time.

She said it was unfortunate that most people were left alone soon after the left positions of authority.

The book reviewer, Prof. Saint Gbileka of the University of Jos in his remark, stressed the need for Nigerians to be united for the actualisation of the desired Nigerian dream.

He described the book as a reawakening and a piece to steer the conciousness of well meaning Nigerians on the need to creat a political conciousness and a better society where discipline, patriotism, deligence and hard work would be its core value.

“A Nigeria that will not diviet from culture and traditions, but makes use of its diversity to advance the nation globally,” he said.

He added that the author was a patriot whose cardinal believe in the making of Nigeria, was a zeal to forgive the past and embrace the future.

He further added that his capability and committment to work and yearning for knowledge stood him out among his peers and validated the fact that the reward for hard work was success.

Gbileka, however, noted that Nigeria could only be salvaged by Nigerians, adding that the book was a must read because it gave a good view of how the country started especially from the independence days.

Ukume, the author, said he was motivated to put his thoughts and expirences together to serve as guide for the younger generation.

He said Tarka was a selfless politician that should be emulated by present politicians.
Dignitaries at the event included traditional rulers, government officials, friends, well wishers and politicians.(NAN)

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