A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS OF DEMOCRACY AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

  • Orji, Chidi Paul, Ph.D.
Keywords: Democracy, Moral Development, Morality, Nigeria

Abstract

The aim of this essay is to demonstrate that, in a country like Nigeria, the first step towards development is the overall development of the citizen who is supposed to be the catalyst for transformation and change; the citizen's moral development is the gateway to national progress. In order to achieve this paper's objectives, the critical analysis method is used. It is possible to attribute Nigeria's rising social vice rate to a decline in moral standards. One of the main barriers to Nigeria's progress as a nation is the current environment, where crime and corruption have permeated most people's daily lives. Results show that democracy fosters development and that democratic institutions are essential to the development of morality. This study contends that persistent social vices will continue unabated in the absence of a substantial focus on people's moral development.

Published
2024-02-19
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