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AMORC Tasks Nigerian Leaders on Tolerance, Selflessness for Nation Building

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The Rocicrucian Order, (AMORC ) has said that Nigeria could become great if leaders would imbibe tolerance and altruism/selflessness as a lifestyle and take responsibility for actions and policies.

Grand Regional Administrator/ President, Rosicrucian Order Nigeria, Dr. Kenneth Idiodi, said this in Calabar at the 47th Eastern Regional Rotational Conclave which had the theme, ‘Practical Rosicrucian Tools For Nation Building.’

Dr Idiodi said although all hope is not lost for Nigeria despite its current socio-economic and political upheavals, everyone, both leaders and citizens, should take full responsibility for his or her action with posterity in mind.

“If leaders take responsibility for their actions and imbibe tolerance, efficiency and altruism, which I called ‘TEA,’ the country will move in the right direction. We are all involved and we must take the blame together. If we take responsibility for our actions, we will make progress,” Idiodi maintained.

Also speaking, Fr Anthony A. Okorie, in his keynote address, said “The stability or peace of any nation is predicated on the availability of the basic needs of living – security of life and property, food and shelter.

“According to Chinua Achebe; The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal examples which are the hallmarks of true leadership.”

Okorie appealed to leaders to ensure self discipline in managing the nation’s vast resources, adding, “The importance of discipline in nation building can be deduced from the immutable words of Chief Obafemi Awolowo:
“I will, more than ever before, subject myself to severe discipline. Only Men who are masters of themselves become easily masters of others. Therefore, my thoughts, my tongue and my activities shall be brought under strict control always.”

Fr John Omori, Regional Monitor Apollonius and UniCal Pronaos Chairman, who also spoke, advised Nigerians to be self-reliant, adding that such virtue would stop greed which, he said, is one of the causes of corruption and nepotism.

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