International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Covenant-Keeping among the Yoruba People: A Critique of Socio-Political Transformation in Nigeria
Ogunleye, A. Richard

This article explores the advantages of covenant-keeping among the Yoruba people using them as models to be emulated in the contemporary Nigerian society. It aims at using the findings as a leverage to address the evils of corruption, abuse of office, oppression and money laundering prevalent in the country. A quick reflection on the socio-political and economic scenes in Nigeria shows a situation where an urgent attention is needed. In response to these challenges, the indigenous Yoruba (Nigerian) people provided ethical principles through the framework of covenant expressed in indigenous African religious language and practice. Methodology employed is a combination of both historical and sociological approaches. Findings are that; through the spirit of covenant the country will witness a corporate type of existence, people in authority will know the importance of keeping the oath of office and the consequences of violating such an oath and that corruption will be reduced to the barest minimum. Sequel to this, there will be a rapid socio-political and economic transformation in the country.

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