Department: Religion And Human Relations
Ozoemena, O. F;
Madu, J. E;
This study examined ethical re-orientation and the quest for poverty alleviation in Nigeria. Poverty is a problem that not only humiliates and dehumanizes but it also poses a great challenge in Nigeria. This checkmates its scourge in Nigeria. Moral decadence manifests in vices detrimental to the moral wellbeing of the people, institutions and relationships. Nigeria’s image has been variously described and ranked. The process of inculcating enduring ethical norms and values have been weakened by glaring failure to garden the minds of Nigerians towards good character, moral rectitude and self-discipline. The study sets out to examine ethical re-orientation and quest for poverty alleviation in Nigeria. Poverty situation in Nigeria, the moral situation in Nigeria, and the quest for poverty alleviation are imperative in understanding the purpose of this study. The study is qualitative and essentially analytical in approach. Interview, and observation formed the primary method while historical, discussion and internet materials formed secondary sources of data. The data are analyzed using descriptive and analytical approaches. The results show that Nigeria needs ethical re-orientation to tide over poverty alleviation. Ethical principles revitalize the conscience of Nigerians and make them responsive to the ideals and principles of economic growth and development. All hands must be on deck in the ethical orientation campaign against moral depravity that needed collaborative efforts by all and sundry to stem the tide in Nigeria.