The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu advised Parents and Religious Leaders on the need to instill moral values in youths.
The Governor speaking in Victoria Island, Lagos at the 2021 Inter-Faith Parley organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs with the theme: ‘’Achieving Greater Lagos: Role of Religious Bodies’’ stated that that the family remained the nucleus of any society, hence, it should endeavour to instil morals in children.
He said that the state had noticed a sharp increase in criminality and insecurity, due to a lack of moral values, which were traced to disequilibrium in the family.
Head of Service Hakeem Muri-Okunola said youths now walk about almost naked in the streets.
Muri-Okunola, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Samson Ajibade, said youths engaged in drug abuse, which was an issue that urgently needed to be curbed, for peace to reign.
Commissioner for Home Affairs Anofiu Elegushi said that the bitter experience of the EndSARS protest queried the roles of parents and religious leaders.
He said it was expected that the gathering would address issues dealing with character formation and moulding, the need for moral uprightness and the fear of God.