– Olusegun Obasanjo says the failure to nurture children properly has led to the present problems experienced in the society – Describes the home as a very important place for children to learn moral values Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Obasano has said key institutions like schools, churches and mosques have failed in their responsibilities to inculcate the right values in children. Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has attributed the rise in violence, extremism and insecurity in the land to the failure of schools, churches and mosques to inculcate the right values in children.
Obasanjo made this submission at the 2016 National Summit and 4th International Colloquium themed, “Human Security,Violent Extremism and Radicalisation, Seeking Sustainable Solutions,” Premium Times reports. He said it was important that parents start getting it right from home, but noted that parents were already losing the battle. “There is a popular saying that four eyes brought a child to the world, and 200 eyes nurtured the child, but where is the 200 eyes of the community. Unless we are able to deal with present problems, he said. ‘We do everything with impunity. We have been dealing with issues beyond us. We ought to prevent it. Prevention is even cheaper than cure. Can we prevent? Can prevention be part or best of our solution? “We can also see where things are going down. We have home or houses, what happened at home, What do we teach? The former president described the home as a very important place for instilling moral values in children, but lamented that parents do many wrong things.
Obasanjo urged the international community to rise up to the challenge posed by global insecurity, warning that their indifference poses serious consequences for innocent citizens. He said there was need on the part of the international community to ensure there is justice and fairness in tackling insecurity for sustainable peace reign. The 2016 National Summit and 4th International Colloquium was organised by the Centre for Human Security at the Olusegun Obasanjo presidential library, Abeokuta, as part of his 79th birthday celebration. Meanwhile, Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated ex-president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in an early message for his 79 birthday on March 5, Saturday. Femi Adesina, presidential media aide issued a statement saying that Buhari affirms that the ex-president, who is approaching the octogenarian cycle, has contributed immensely to the institutionalization of democracy in Nigeria and Africa through his personal sacrifice, extensive local and international networks, and God-given wisdom.