Sultan blames parents, leaders over youths’ immorality

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Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar on Saturday blamed the failure of leadership for the increasing moral decadence among youths in the country.

Abubakar said this in Kaduna in a message to the opening of the 8th Ramadan Lecture, organised by the NTA, FRCN and VON, with the theme “Moral Upbringing in Islam.”

He noted that the complete breakdown of family and leadership values had left the youths with no role models to emulate, either at home or at the national level.

Represented by the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril, the Sultan also noted that the marriage institution had completely collapsed as parents continue to produce children they could not fend for or even give advice.

“Things are extremely bad and in shambles, parents have failed, the leaders whether political, religious or in the academics are not showing good examples,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the Sultan as saying during the lecture.

The situation, according to him, has led to the evolution of youths who are showing greater disrespect for their parents, political and religious leaders as well as the society at large.

Abubakar recalled the mayhem unleashed by such youths after the 2011 general elections, saying that most of those who participated in the violence were drug addicts.

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