At 83, Chief D.O. Dafinone Calls For Patriotism, Corruption And Greed-Free Polity.
Nwaorgu Faustinus Chilee
Chief David Dafinone, a seasoned chartered accountant, politician and nationalist, who today, Thursday March, 2010 will deliberate on the multifaceted problems staring the Nigerian state in the face, has called on Nigerians to eschew greed, envy, corruption, hatred and intolerance if she must advance.
Chief David in a statement made available to the press in Lagos, bearing in mind his 83 years he will be commemorating in no distant time, stated that the above ills had immersed the nation into its present state of poverty and intolerance and called for change of attitude.
In his message titled; 'One Nigeria-Diverse, Yet Intertwined', Dafinone urged Nigerians to put the past behind and look forward with hope for a better Nigeria.
He said: 'The past is history and the future is 'hope' unknown. Let every Nigerian genuinely show dedication to duty; passion for Nigeria; courage to do what is right in the affairs of the Nation; commitment to the cause of Nation building; show spirit of understanding and excellence to governance, without these, our vision of hope cannot be achieved'.
In addition, Chief David who is likely to move captains of industry and other key players in the system to the Beth Torrey Home for Handicapped Children in Amuwo-Odofin for the commemoration of his birthday, maintained that the ways economic and political actors in Nigeria see Corporate Social Responsibility does not give cause for cheer, citing militarisation of democracy in Nigeria.
He urged all and sundry to abide by the rule of Corporate Social Responsibility in Governance, adding that militarisation of democracy has left us in chains while counselling Nigerians to get rid of selfish interest, but to love their country more and think about what they could do for the country as a way of fostering unity and progress.
Nwaorgu Faustinus Chilee, socio-political commentator, writes from Port Harcourt,Rivers State