Integrity, hard work panacea for nation building -Bappah
Secretary for FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Adamu Bappah, has identified integrity, discipline and uprightness as panacea for national development.
Bappah stated this while speaking last week at the launch of a book: 'Human Integrity in the African Community, written by a Corps Member, Najib Zakari, at the FCT Arts and Culture Centre, Area 10, Abuja.
The secretary, who tasked all Nigerians, especially the youths on the need to imbibe such sterling attributes as integrity, hard work and discipline, said that they were necessary for the country's development, calling on them to shun all corruption tendencies, be law-abiding and upright in their personal and public lives.
Bappah, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant, Ishaq Mubi, lauded the author for choosing a very relevant subject of national discourse and doing justice to it, just as he called the author to improve on his future endeavours.
The secretary also commended the president, Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja, Dr. Jumai Amodu, for collective orientation of Nigerian youths as such would help them to embrace change of altitude, thereby curbing corruption in the land.
Also speaking, secretary, area councils services secretariat, Sen. Isa Maina, urged parents to embrace reading culture and inculcate it in their children, as such would help give the youths a sense of development.
The book captures some contending issues such as lack of human integrity in Africa, the leadership roles, the history of Africa and the colonies.