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The Director General (DG) of the Delta State Orientation Bureau, Eugene Azuka Uzum Esq, has underscored the pivotal role of parenting in proper upbringing of children for a safer society.
Uzum stated this on a Television programme tagged, “Stand Point” at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) in Asaba, the state capital.
Uzum noted that majority of the challenges in the society today were the results of poor parenting of the child at early childhood.
According to the orientation boss, ” the first point of contact of every child is the mother and the father, when this primary contact fails in its responsibility of proper upbringing, the child tends to move into the larger society with the wrong mindset and orientation.”
He opined that the difference between a society that was working and that which was not could be linked to the mindset and orientation of the people.
He added that in a home where the child was exposed to corruptive and bad media contents, if not checked, a child could be conditioned into believing what he or she was watching.
“Moral decadence where the society celebrates illegality and gangsterism, immortality and other social vises to a larger extent also influence the child’s behaviour that he passes to his peer groups,” Uzum added.
He urged parents to take parenting of their children and wards very seriously so as to ensure a safer society.
In a related development, the DG also took the advocacy on the burden of poor parental upbringing in public and private schools, using the sad incident of Dowen College as a case study and commiserated with the family of the Sylvester Oromoni over the loss of their 12 years old son and prayed for God to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.