Ossai Success Ovie, special assistant to the Delta State Governor on Media, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said parents are to blame for the prostitution and ritual killings witnessed in society today.
Ovie attributed the rising rate of ritual killings of young girls by Yahoo boys to the inability of parents to live up to their responsibilities.
According to him, parents failed to bring up their children in the fear of the Lord, leaving them without the ability to withstand the peer pressure to do certain things.
He went further to ask ‘how many of our parents today knows the kind of friends children are keeping? How many of our parents will reject money given to them by their children because they know the money is illegal?
This is as he also stated that the increase in prostitution and ritual killings in society can’t be blamed on government’s inability to provide jobs, noting that government can’t provide jobs for everybody.
He wrote on Facebook,
“Our parents are the reasons why our young girls/boys are into Prostitution and rituals.
“Let me say the truth here, if there is anyone to blame for the killing of our young girls by our young boys are our parents.
“Over the years, our parents failed to bring up our young girls and boys in the fear of the Lord. Today you see increase in prostitution and rituals killings.
“Some of you blame it on government inability to provide jobs for the youths but you all also failed to understand that there is no way government will provide jobs for all Nigerians.
“Majority of our parents are the ones pushing our young girls and boys into prostitution and rituals.
“I also do understand that there are peer pressure but you see, when you are properly trained with the fear of God, no matter the pressure, there are some things you won’t do.
“Not because there is no money but because you have the fear of God in you. How many of our parents today question their children source of wealth?See Also
“How many of our parents today knows where their children are living? How many of our parents today knows the kind of friends children are keeping?
“How many of our parents will reject money given to them by their children because they know the money is illegal?
“These are some of the questions we need to ask ourselves as parents.”