Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019, Page: 197-207
Church Ethical Values in Good Governance and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria
Osaji Jacob Olasupo, Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 15, 2019;       Accepted: Nov. 19, 2019;       Published: Dec. 4, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.hss.20190706.12      View  98      Downloads  46
Abstract
This research explores the impact of the Church ethical values on the governance and the development of entrepreneurship in the context of Nigeria nation. Entrepreneurship has been identified as a major source of employment, economic growth and innovation. As a result, entrepreneurship has captured the attention of increasing number of scholars in various fields including the Church. The Bible is concerned with the economics of the poor and their well-being. A possible way for Christian to represent the God’s plan for earth is to be entrepreneurial, starting business organization rooted in the desire to see the gospel transform the society. For example, Proverbs 6:9 challenges the poor by asking them to awake and go to work. Frost, the director General of the British Chamber of commerce indicated that “Thriving successful business are the lifeblood of prosperous communities. It has never been more important to support the next generation of wealth creating entrepreneurs particularly in these challenging economic times”. The church needs entrepreneurs, people who hate the status quo by challenging the norm, people whose greatest fear is the feeding of being stuck right where they are for the rest of their lives. Challenging the status quo is where entrepreneurship begins. The church in Nigeria realized that, the government cannot run the race alone, hence she (the church) becomes partners in progress in running a good governance with advancing entrepreneurship in developing Nigeria. It is against this backdrop that the study seeks to examine the cooperation of the government, the church and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. The study applied analytical methods for its findings.
Keywords
Governance, Leadership, Church, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development
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Osaji Jacob Olasupo, Church Ethical Values in Good Governance and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2019, pp. 197-207. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20190706.12
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