The Director -General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, said that social values have been eroded, adding that Nigerian youths have embraced same sex marriage during a programme titled, ‘Anti-Corruption: The Role of Media as Change Agents’ which was held in Abuja recently.
At the programme which was organised by the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, he also urged youths to stop wearing dreadlocks and saggy trousers. He added that the wearing of tattoos, dreadlocks, sagging of trousers and the painting of hair have become a vogue among young women and men.
It is a good thing that the Federal Government has noticed the increase in the number of youths who engage in immoral acts. Now that the government is aware, we hope that the problem would be tackled and a lasting solution found.
Firstly, I think the FG is to be blamed for what is happening among youths. What has government done to help the plight of youths? Where are the schools it has built? Are the universities being properly funded? Where are the jobs? Has the government provided funds and grants? There are so many questions to be asked but these are just a few.
Remember that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. In a country where corruption is the order of the day and the youths of the country are not cared for adequately, what do you expect?
Imagine a society where the basic amenities are working and the youths have so much to look forward to. In a country like that, issues such as lack of social values will be reduced.
I also believe that the family has a role to play in grooming youths. Parents should rise up to the occasion and caution their children. They should make out time to educate them on ways to live a life of purpose.
Again, if the government does not make things easy for parents, how then will they have time for their children such that they will lead them on the path of success?
Source – Punch