Situating Micah 6:8 in the Quest for Rebranding Nigeria

Situating Micah 6:8 in the Quest for Rebranding Nigeria

Author by Dr. Theodore Uchechkwu Dickson

Journal/Publisher: Contemporary Humanities

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 126 - 141

Abstract

The quest for rebranding Nigeria suggests blemish of the real Nigerian brand. Although blessed with rich natural resources, corruption, moral decadence, among others have affected her image in the community of nations. Efforts to regain this image have yielded insignificant impact. From an exegetical viewpoint, the study analyzed Micah’s (6:8) tripartite prescription and its relevance in Nigeria’s quest for rebranding. The study reveals justice, mercy, and a humble walk with God as key elements towards personal transformation and regeneration of heart, mind, perception, and actions foundational and fundamental for national rebranding. The paper concludes that while the coming of General Muhammadu Buhari, who is believed to have the magic wand in the fight against corruption appears promising, the quest for rebranding Nigeria might remain superficial except both leaders and the people accept and imbibe the principles of justice, mercy, and humility that results from the fear of God, as evident in Micah 6:8.


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