President Goodluck Jornathan
By Nume Horsfall
The Foundation for Value Transformation (FVT) has advised the government at all levels to initiate policies that will not make Nigeria a failed state by 2015.
Managing Director, FVT, Mr. Segun Caulcrick, gave this advice Thursday during a visit by his organisation to THISDAY’s corporate head office in Lagos.
The FVT visit was to raise awareness on values as well as to bring about value re-orientation in the country.
He stressed that unless policies aimed at uplifting a lot of poor people in the country were implemented, the projection that the country would be a failed state by 2015, may come to pass.
Caulcrick said: “You look forward 10 years from now and that time people are calling today the good old days with all the kidnapping and robbery, you can imagine what it would be like. What kind of situation would be in ten years’ time and so there is an urgent need to change the trend.
“What we have as social behaviour today, is a result of our rooted values. And if your values are corrupted somehow, there is no way you would not have functional behaviour. What impact this has is wasted resources. We have made so much and not achieving much.
“From research, it has shown that transformation does not take place without people re-addressing their values by choosing new values that can lead to a new mindset of behaviour. The president talks about transformation often it is just a good PR statement.”
According to Caulcrick, his foundation would fashion out strategies that stakeholders could adopt to help reposition the economy.
“FVT conducted a research called cultural value assessment that study looks at the values of Nigeria, a nationwide survey. With a purpose to get stakeholders together to promote good values and how we can drive them together, To use this as a dialogue to review constitution, to see how they can use the values to impact their laws as well,” he added.