New group emerges to tackle youth in­dis­ci­pline

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Lat­i­fat Opoola

A non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion, the New Deal Or­ga­ni­za­tion (NDO) has ad­vised that val­ues and obli­ga­tions needed to be in­cul­cated in the Nige­rian youth to have a dis­ci­plined coun­try in the fu­ture.

Chair­man of the or­ga­ni­za­tion, Daniel Kanu said this while ad­dress­ing news­men in Abuja. He said the pro­gram was aimed at bring­ing to­gether par­ents and youths for a syn­ergy to cre­ate com­mon ground that will fos­ter mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial re­la­tion­ship.

Kanu noted that in spite of the coun­try en­dow­ments, it re­mained con­strained by sur­mount­able chal­lenges cen­tral to which is the youth.

‘The his­tory of Nigeria, within the course of 54 years has re­mained in­ter­wo­ven with un­em­ploy­ment, poverty, cor­rup­tion and crim­i­nal­ity to men­tion a few, and the con­se­quen­tial ef­fects of these in­clude moral deca­dence, loss of fam­ily val­ues, down­ward spi­ral de­vel­op­ment, lack of trust in pub­lic of­fice hold­ers and a na­tion in coma,” he lamented.

Kanu fur­ther added that the pro­gram which con­sists of Par­ent Against Crime To­gether (PACT) and Youths Against Crime (YAC) is aimed at bring­ing back the days of good fam­ily moral, so­ci­etal, com­mu­nal, and eth­i­cal val­ues.

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