THE Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye, has identified indiscipline as the major problem in the country, adding that corruption is the first born of indiscipline in Nigeria.
Bishop Ajakaye made the remarks at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, in Ado-Ekiti, during a public presentation and launch of his book “Beyond Ideas”, held at the Akinyede Momorial Hall, at the weekend.
The cleric also called on the Federal Government not to discard the recommendations of the 2014 Confab report, saying “we need to re-visit it,” adding that the report would make Nigeria a better place.
The bishop noted that the book “Beyond Ideas”, “is for positive and concrete actions, for a new dawn for Nigeria and Nigerians in all our dealings with one another.”
In his speech, the Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr Kayode Fayemi, while unveiling and presenting the book to the public, said that “the Bishop Ajakaye’s latest work is of creativity, knowledge and reflection.”
In his speech, the Archbishop of Ibadan and the metropolitan of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, Most Reverend Gabriel Abegunrin, called on Nigerians to “talk positively, think positively and act positively, so that all of us in Nigeria will make the world a better place.”
The reviewer of the book, Professor Isaac N. Obasi, from the University of Abuja, said God’s given intellectual gifts must be used for the betterment of the society otherwise “our knowledge and great ideas would be useless to the generations coming after us.”
Professor Obasi pointed out that “Beyond Ideas is also a gentle protest and criticism against the prevailing governance crisis in Nigeria.”
Beyond Ideas has six parts which included religion, socio-political issues, sports, talks and interviews.
The ceremony was attended by Catholic priests, religious leaders, traditional rulers, friends and well wishers of Bishop Ajakaye, both within and outside the state, including a former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Niyi Adebayo, represented by Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, who was the chairman of the occasion.