By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka
A non-governmental organisation, Lifesavers Ambassadors International (LAI) has called for attitudinal change in Nigeria, expressing serious worry about the spate of killings, hate speeches and level of corruption in the country.
LAI made this statement during its fourth interfaith summit and dinner with the theme “Mentality Renovation” at the Women Development Centre, Abuja.
Former presidential aspirant, Mrs. Sarah Jubril, said the first fight against corruption “begins with the human mind,” noting: “There must be behavioural change through ethics and mentality renovation.”
She said Nigerians must be ready to “willingly police themselves without the police policing you,” while calling for the stop in killings in different parts of the country.
She also called for the translation of the constitution into local languages for better understanding.
President of LAI, Dr. Junita Nwendu, stressed that the problem of the nation is not the government or the president but our “attitude as a people, we need to change the way we react to things.”
She stressed: “We must have the attitude of investing in girl-child as every girl child is a potential mother that has what it takes to affect the nation.”
One of the speakers, Babamale Shuiab, said mutual respect will bring about lasting peace in a secular nation like Nigeria and urged Nigerians not to be “fanatical by castigating what other people believe in.”
This year’s edition of Life savers Ambassadors International, which commenced last Thursday, featured interfaith summit, award to prominent Nigerians, including the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and former deputy governor of Plateau state, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, among others and climaxed in a thanksgiving service in Abuja yesterday.