Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal House member, Hon. Unyime Idem has stressed that good upbringing can be a panacea to the spate of national insecurity.
Parents were on Sunday tasked to ensure good upbringing of their children as panacea to the present spate of national insecurity. Hon. Idem made the charge at Life Builders Assembly, Uyo, during the dedication of Master Unyimeabasi Nsenam Iwoketok, son of the PDP Youth Leader of Oruk Anam Chapter.
Hon. Idem made reference to the Book of Proverbs 22.6 which command parents to train up their children in a way that is appropriate, so when they grows up, they will not depart from such moral upbringing.
Idem who doubles as Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Communications and Technology, in his admonition decried the spate of insecurity in the country stating that those behind it are from homes and have parents who may have failed in their duty in nurturing them the right way.
He said, ”As parents, we have a huge responsibility to train our children and inculcate in them good moral virtues that will make them responsible citizens of Nigeria. The family is the first home and school for a child. Whatever we teach such a child is what he will grow up. We must give them good home training and invest in their future. Our characters and lifestyle are the very first bible children will read. It is important for parents to display good moral conduct before children. The failure of the family to help groom the child has contributed significantly to the present security crises we have at hand. Those behind the killings, kidnapping, armed robbery and other anti-social vices in our societies today have families, homes and were even brought to church to be dedicated.”
Hon. Idem noted that if the nation must get it right, then parents must invest time and resources to ensure the very best for the child to avoid regrets. He urged parents to always ensure they know the where-about of their children, know what they do at any point in time and know the kind of friends they keep.
The Ukanafun-born Parliamentarian decried the current practice where parents have become so busy pursuing career and money thus abdicating their role as guardians to surrogates and house helps. He called for a reversal of this ugly trend and urged parents whose children are involved in killings, kidnapping, armed robbery to call them to order and show them the way of the Lord.