Nigeria’s former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon has said the result of not putting Nigerian youths on the path of rectitude would be too hard to bear for the country. He also noted that if these ills are not corrected, then, danger looms ahead.
The former head of state, who called on leaders, parents and guardians to rise up to various issues of moral decadence in the country, argued at the 25th Anniversary of the Scripture Union (NIG), Abuja Area, and the presentation of a Book; ”˜Acts Of The Pilgrims’, that the future of Nigeria appears gloomy if “we do not rise up” to the issues.
According to the General, “May I challenge every participant and invited guest here that today’s celebration calls us into deep reflection of our lost godly values and virtues, particularly, as Christian men and women, and seek to recover them.
“This occasion must therefore compel us to reflect deeply on the state of the nation, particularly the issues relating to moral decadence, sexual perversion, restiveness, precarious security challenges and corruption.
“We must rise up to deal with various issues of moral burdens in our educational institutions and labour to arrest the tide through massive prayer campaign and action.
“If we do not arise to bring our youths into the path of rectitude, then their future will appear gloomy, and, therefore, we cannot build a virile nation of trust, integrity and good governance.”