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Curbing Social Vices: Parents Must Be Responsive and Responsible – Former Ijumu LGA Sole Administrator Says at 81

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A former Sole Administrator of Ijumu Local Government Area, Deaconess Grace Gunwa has urged parents to look beyond spending money to train their children but do the needed follow up on their activities.


Deaconess Gunwa, who hails from Ayere was appointed the Sole Administrator of Ijumu Local Government Area Council in 1991 when the LGA was recreated.


She was speaking in an Interview with Newsmen in Lokoja, shortly after the Thanksgiving of her 81st birthday held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG Region 24 headquarters, City of Grace.


The Octogenarian, who expressed concern over the level of moral decadence in the Society, enjoined parents to take full responsibility for the upbringing of their children and teach them the fear of God.


She noted that the family as the primary agent of socialization has failed in their responsibilities, hence the level of involvement of youths in thuggery, prostitution and internet fraud among others.


Deaconess Gunwa, a Graduate of Zoology, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria explained that laziness, Lack of satisfaction and quest to live high life are factors that attract youths to prostitution and internet fraud as well as other social vices.


She advised parents to monitor the association of their children with the view of knowing the kinds of company that they keep.


According to her, the upbringing of a child is a call for Mother and father to come together to be responsive and responsible in the task of taking care of their children.


On the State of Okun, the Octogenarian identified selfishness and Greediness by individuals and groups as the bane of the development of the Yoruba speaking part of Kogi State.


According to Deaconess Gunwa, unity and love must be strengthened to give room for peace and development to thrive in the Area.


She however urged Okun youths to come together, unite and speak with one voice on a new Ijumu and Okun that the founding fathers and take steps to actualize the set goals.


She expressed appreciation to God for the opportunity to witness her 81st birthday, describing her life as the demonstration of the grace of God.


On his part, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Dr. Stephen Olorunfemi described Deaconess Grace Gunwa as an epitome of humility and a virtuous woman that should be emulated by mothers, especially the young ones.


Secretary to Kogi State Government, Mrs. Folashade Ayoade, family and friends joined Deaconess Gunwa for the Thanksgiving.

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