PHILOSOPHICAL PERUSE OF INTELLECTUALS AND THE BUILDING OF A NATION
In order to build a nation, it is important to realize that not all ideas are of priority. Academic life requires researches and interactions of ideas. However, in the context of building of a nation to ensure satisfactory and comfortable living of the human person, it is imperative that it be understood that the needs generated by the building of the nation should be what dictates the intellectual pursuit of the scholar. Therefore, the whole idea of merely studying ideas that have been generated by the academic community without the scholar interrogating his national environment with regards to interpreting it and envisioning a best possible scenario that ensures the satisfactory and comfortable existence of the human person in it, will not lead to true nation building. Nation building that will sustain the human person in a good life as opposed to the miserable life requires interrogation of immediate environment and ideatic projection that engenders the good life capable of guaranteeing satisfactory and comfortable life.