Impacts of Climatic Change, Information Governance and Moral Crisis in Nigeria Society: A Case of Moral Decadence in Lagos, Nigeria

Joseph Moyinoluwa Talabi, Exradallenum Olusegun Akinsanya, Obe Olubunmi Oyewusi, Samuel Oludare Okusanya, Olaoluwa Temitope Talabi


Adapting to advancement in Information governance and climatic change affect morality and interpersonal relationships among Yoruba people in modern day Nigeria. Using the theory of J. Descartes on moral-culture for analysis which sees man as a rational being or a rational substance, this work looks at remarkable changes noted in the society. The concept of morality is entrenched in Yoruba traditional society. The moral standard has fallen in recent times due to climatic change which make human to decide what is best as far as moral is concern, and to dictate the action to adopt. A clear example is the idea which is common in Nigeria, “weather for two”, and this indicate that whenever there is cold, you can take law into your hands and decide to have sexual intercourse with anybody who is available. Also, the idea of self-morality, this simply mean, an individual can decide the standard of moral not the societal Laws. Critical and analytical methods based on ethnography collected on the street of Lagos and proceedings of the Lagos High Court in the case of an old man who molested a minor shall be the basis of analysis for this presentation.

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