ETHICALRESPONSIBILITYASAPANACEA TO THE PROBLEM OFSOCIALINSECURITYIN NIGERIA
Man is regarded as the measure of all things; the everyday meaning of life is therefore hinged on the existence of man. Unfortunately, human behaviors and attitudes in Nigeria have led to the problem of social insecurity. These human behaviors are predicated on non-commitment to moral principles, lack of mutual trust, and poor social relationship among people in the society. Social insecurity manifests in acts like rape, gangsterism, election fraud, public fund embezzlement, civil war, interethnic conflict and rivalry, etc., which have damaged Nigeria reputation both home and abroad. The paper therefore recommends ethical responsibility as a solution to the problem of social insecurity in Nigeria. Ethical responsibility, if inculcated by all Nigerians will enable citizens to be alert to their civic responsibilities, encourage commitment to moral principles and foster friendly relationship among people.Moreover, the paper advocates the inculcation of ethical responsibility into Nigeria ethical codesof conduct to build morally responsible citizens who will serve as catalyst for social and economic development and in maintaining a positive reputation within the community. The methods employed in the research are expository and conceptual analysis.