Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, has said that to stop the moral decadence which has become so pervasive in the society, Nigerian mothers must rise to the occasion by inculcating the culture of sound moral upbringing and personal discipline in youngsters.
He said this when he spoke during a Mass at the Governor’s Lodge, Awka on Sunday, March 27.
The governor emphasized that the occasion called for sober reflection, especially with regards to parenting. He lamented a situation where the youth were now being deeply influenced by negative tendencies and a get-rich-quick attitude, which had ruined a lot of them.
“This get-rich-quick syndrome has resulted in senseless killings, drug abuse, mindless ritual killings, armed robbery and a host of other anti-social vices, which have bedeviled the society” Soludo said.
He appealed to mothers to continue to play the role of strong moral purity for the family, which the youth could emulate.
The governor also used the occasion to emphasize the need to put a stop to the Monday sit-at-home, which had taken an enormous toll on businesses and the economy of the state and the entire South-East.