A Cognitive Approach
At the end of this journey it is important to summarize the results and intended influence of such a study. First it requires a certain degree of unflinching hope on the possibility of a positive future for the nation Nigeria to propose any kind of solution to the various malaise that have eaten deep into the political and mo- ral fabric of the country. Over the years, these problems have taken a turn for the worse. The quality of education keeps going down; the gap between the rich and the poor keeps increasing; the structural and the moral developments keep nose-diving. These make the hope for a better tomorrow to be far-fetched for the average Nigerian. But to say that there is no hope for Nigeria does not do justice to the powers of the human person to change his/her situation. The histories of various countries have shown that it takes a combination of factors to turn things around for good or for evil. This is why we have proposed an aggressive intellec- tual and religious training as a way to get the stone rolling. The most important impression derived from such a study is that the main problem that needs to be tackled urgently is not the unstable political platform on which the nation or confederation is built. Although a political solution is very ne- cessary, it is not the most pressing at the moment. This is because of the obvious reason that any political solution that is proffered...
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