According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, “History teaches us that everywhere there has been a national transformation, it has been brought about by public-spirited men and women of goodwill who, inspired by their belief in a higher purpose other than their own profit, have entered the public square to champion the common good.”
The vice president offered the remarks on Friday, January 28, at the 1st Annual General Assembly of Catholics in Politics and Catholic Business Leaders.
The summit, otherwise known as the AGORA Conference, had as its theme: “The Advancement of the Common Good towards Justice, Unity, Structure and Development of Nigeria.”
Expatiating on on his remarks, Osinbajo said that “transformational leadership, particularly in a multi-ethnic and multi-faceted country like Nigeria, is needed across all levels of government and spheres of society, as its primary focus is the pursuit of the common good to ensure fairness, justice, unity and development in a nation.”
Recalling the words of His Holiness Pope John Paul II during his visit to Nigeria in February 1982 in an address at the State House in Lagos, the vice president stated that, “only the harnessing of all the forces for the common good, in true respect of the supreme values of the spirit, will make a nation great and a happy dwelling place for its people.”