By Olayinka Latona
WORRIED about high rate of moral decadence in the country, Founder/Senior Pastor of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo has admonished par-ents to inculcate good morals in their children early in life to ensure that they do not grow up to become wayward.
Making the call while briefing journalists on the national parents and teachers’ conferen-ce, tagged: “Operation Critical Rescue”, organised by Breach Repairers, a non-governmental organisation, Pastor Ighodalo said individual’s success or failure depended on the quality of parental upbringing he/she received when he/she was young.
The cleric argued that since parents played a vital role in the lives of their children, they have to build a solid foundation for them to enable them live decent lives..
Calling on government at all levels and the media to faithfully and effectively discharge their responsibilities towards restor-ing morals and values into our society, Ighodalo urged relevant to place more importance to the nation’s education system, praying the media to project programmes that will influence the society positively.
In his words: “Parents should make up their minds that they are ready to be parents and do their best for their children. It’s not even a family or a home thing but a national issue, because if we do not do it now, in another 20 or 30 years we will not have a nation that we can recognise as a nation because there will be no value and when there is no value, there will be no nation.
“Government should place a lot of value and attention on education. The bedrock of any society is information, education and discipline. That is what brought the various industrial revolutions that we have. Without knowledge, the people perish.
Continuing, Pastor Ighodalo said: “Nigerians must determine that they must succeed in the right way, shun all appearance of evil. The media also have a lot of role to play in restoring values to our system. Programmes that teach morals and values should be projected, more of ethical news, clean and discipline press. I am surprised seeing most Nigerians subscribing for programmes that have no content, no ethical values or moral and the children are watching these program-mes.”
Describing the family as one of the vital building stones of the society, Chief Executive Officer of Global International College, Mrs. Abolaji Osime said there is need for parents to ensure they personally played their roles towards children upbringing.
On the conference which schedule for Friday, May, 12th, 2017 at Guiding Light Assembly, Lagos, the Coordinator, Breach Repairer, Pastor Chuks Nduaka said: “We see the need to begin the proper training for purposeful parenting. We believe that to be able to show the way, you must know the way. Beyond this, we hope to begin to challenge stakeholders on the need to leave an enduring legacy for building successful Godly children that will restore our Nigeria dream