The Role of Religion in the Realization of Vision 2020 in Nigeria

John Arierhi Ottuh


Societal Development was always a welcomed phenomenon in every nation hence theme of development in Nigeria is given its rightful place in national planning. To achieve this all hands must be on desk irrespective of personal interest or affinities. Vision 2020 was a welcomed development in Nigeria today and it has almost become a household song. It was not enough to propose vision 2020, there must be steps to be followed and structures to put on ground to making  the vision come to a reality, hence the role of religion becomes very vital in the achievement of this goal. The aim of this study therefore, was to call on all religious adherents and sundry in Nigeria to imbibe the fear of God, the spirit of development and embrace the spirit of peaceful coexistence. Moreover, it was discovered that religion plays a vital role in the moral education of its adherents who eventually constitute the verse majority of the Nigerian society. This study was concluded on the presupposition that vision 2020 in Nigeria can only succeed in a peaceful environment that is full of people with sound minds.

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