Kogi Assembly lawmakers decries increase rate of moral decadence in Nigeria
The member representing Dekina Biraidu in the Kogi State House of Assembly Hon. Ochidi Usman Shehu has decried the increasing rate of moral decadence in Nigeria society.
Hon. Shehu disclosed this on Saturday during the Quranic graduation of his Children held in Lokoja.
The Lawmaker while expressing his delight on the event stressed that, it was one of the teachings of the holy Quran that, parents enroll their Children into Quranic education.
He decried the misconception making the rounds that Quranic education disrupt Western education.
Explaining further, Hon. Shehu said
“This is not true. My Child Aisha is in 200 level in the university. During her West Africa Examination, (WAEC) she got six distinctions and three credits. Meanwhile, she was in Quranic school. It rather enhance children’s in other activities. It guide them morally, as it have positive impacts in them. With what I have seen so far, I am really delighted and fulfilled. Whatever activities on earth, both death and alive, is inside Quran.
On how the society has gotten it wrong, Hon. Shehu stated that” it is not possible like this Children that graduated from this Quranic school today to join cult, take hard drugs or engage in immoralities. It is unfortunate.
“They already know the consequences as it is stated in the holy Quran. As a parent I would advise, we must do our possible best irrespective of our religion to teach our Children in a moral way so that it will reduce what they are calling civilization were people are comitting crime, coming out naked all in the name of fashions.
Corroborating the positions of his colleague, the member representing Igalamela Odolu State Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly noted that, if something urgently is not done, the country might be at the mercy of miscreants, hoodlums and enemies of the State.
While describing the ocassion as time in view of the increasing anomalies in the system, Hon. Major opined that, their is need for collective efforts from both parents and relevant stakeholders to bring back sanity into Nigeria society.
“It is a very glorious Occasion as far I am concerned because Children are supposed to be thought the good virtues of life and living so that the society can be better. It is a spiritual training because both Christian and Muslims needs to undergo this kind of training at this young age so that the society can be better. I encourage this kind of training both Muslims and Christians home”.
He called on parents to relentlessly irrespective of their religion to bring up their Children spiritually for a better society for all..
Continuing, the serving eight Assembly lawmaker said ” the things that we saw in the past especially those of us who are youths in the early 80s never saw the kind of moral decadence we are witnessing today.
“It is a global problem. Like I always say, we have western influence over our culture and influence in Africa. We never knew anything about kidnapping or some of this social vices then. But when we began to watch film from the West, this thing began to rub on our children and they began to get attracted to some of this quick way of making money.
” I want to believe that, it is because we relent as parents to give them spiritual backing or teachings like this that we began to loose them. Just like my colleague Hon Ochidi is doing today, if all parents are doing like this relentlessly, I want to believe that, the battle between light and darkness will be won for us to correct our society”.
On his part, Idah Local Government Chairman, who doubles as Chairman of the Occasion Hon. Abu Odoma said building up Children with a solid foundation will bring a better society.
He prayed that the newly graduated students will be useful to the society adding that, Islam remains a religion of peace.
Speaking earlier, on the importance of impacting Quran in the life of Children, the Chief Imam of Gadumo Abdullahi Muhammed congratulated Hon. Ochidi for what almighty Allah has done for his family, noting that, studying Quran brings about multiple blessings in any family.
The Islamic cleric maintained that, anyone who is a companion of Quran, will be more contended and address some of the problem facing the society today
According to him, those causing chaos in the society are not working in accordance to the holy Quran, adding that, the holy book preaches love, peace, holiness and orderliness.
He charged parents to always encourage their wards to study Quran stressing that, the holy book contain things that is in line with the practice of Islam.