The Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun has urged political leaders in the country to practice an open social system of governance to make the world a better place.
The Vice Chancellor gave the advice at the Karl Popper for Africa International Conference and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) syndicated workshop, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, LASU on Friday in Lagos.
According to reports, the theme of the conference was “Karl Popper, Knowledge and Politics in Contemporary Africa” while the theme of the workshop was “The Open Society and its Imperatives for Peace and Security Governance in Nigeria”.
Fagbohun said a nation where openness, transparency and inclusive governance was the order of the day, would enjoy peace, stability, progress and a more conducive environment where the society and its people thrived.
“The secret of the transformation experienced in our institutions of recent is because LASU is an example of an open society, where everyone is carried along. Philosophy is the underline of the society; though its concept may be confusing at times.
“If indeed every nation keeps to the theme of the conference, the world will be a better place,” the Vice Chancellor stated.
He however, wished the participants a successful deliberation and urged them to present their conversation in simple language understandable in the African context and not in theories and technical parlance.