ANAMBRA State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has lamented over the soaring rate of immoralities among Nigerians especially the younger generation, stating that if nothing is done urgently, it would bring the nation down on her knees.
Obiano decried that the emergence of the social media has dealt a deadly blow on the moral values of the young people. The governor made the observation in Awka at the 1st National Annual Conference organized by the Association for Moral Education Nigeria, AMEN, with the theme, ‘Moral Education: Bedrock for National Development.’According to Obiano, the display of ill-gotten wealth by corrupt individuals has affected the psych of the younger generation negatively; hence, the need for urgent rescue before the matter goes out of control.
“Unnecessary display of ill-gotten wealth threatened and still threatens Nigeria’s democratic political process. When the leaders and the people think of public service in instrumental way, accountability declines, and national development is adversely affected. It is not out of place to note at this juncture that the youths of this great country need inspiring role models who make positive contributions to the communities/society, because as of now most of our youths are growing up without knowing that corruption is socially injurious,’ he said.
While declaring the event open, Gov. Willie Obiano who was represented by his Commissioner for Information, Dr Uju Nwogu disclosed that ‘moral education is more of character building. There is great decay in morality in our society because of lack of fear of God among the people. And that is what we are trying to restore in Anambra. We are laying emphasis on moral education in schools in order to catch them young; we are also retraining our teachers. Negative usage of the social media is destroying  our society today. In schools, reports have it that children watch pornographic movies and pictures and that must be stopped,’ Obiano said.
Meanwhile, the national coordinator of the group, Mary Jude-Theresa Nwodo, in her speech, revealed that her NGO  which is under the provisions of Minnesota Non-Profit Corporation Act and recognised  by Section 501, subsection 3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America is poised to breathe life into the comatose social value of Nigerians; noting that the group would stop at nothing to achieve its set objectives.

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