Barrister Ustaz Alli and other Islamic scholars have charged the government, parents, teachers and the society to be up and doing in order to curb the increasing ravaging effects of drug abuse, rape, cultism and other juvenile delinquencies in the society.
Barrister Alli said this during the 3rd annual lecture of one of the leading institutions of learning in Ota, Abari Academy.
While speaking on the theme of this year’s pre-Ramadan lecture, ‘cultism, drug abuse’, causes, effects and prevention, the guest lecturer, Alhaja (Dr.) Khayrah Sulaiman, said that parents should show interest in the entertainment sector of the society because this will help them to monitor their children and prevent them from getting involved in illicit acts.
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In an interview with VOA Entertainment correspondent, Barrister Alli declared that these unscrupulous acts has become prevalent among youths of the society which has hindered trust of better future in them.
He therefore urged parents to find ways of curbing these acts from their children quickly. He further advised the youths to embark on good behavior as whatever they do today will come back to them in future.
“The youths should remember that whatever they do today will sure come back to them in future”.
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In a separate interview with one of the parents, Bimboye Azeez, he suggested that if adequate parental care is showered on the children which includes; paying attention to their children’s activities, among others, then better society is assured.
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While speaking with VOA Entertainment correspondent, Aina Badmus Morufat a teacher in Abari Academy emphasized that inhaling of petrol is also a type of drug abuse.
She therefore charged parents to rise up to the occasion through being available for the support of their children.
She also stated that having the fear of God is the ultimate trait parents should impose on their children.
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The annual pre-ramadan lecture took place over the weekend at the premises of Abari Academy, situated at
Bamgboye Street, off Olu-Ojelade street off EMIS bus stop, Ilo-Awela road, Ota.
Meanwhile, the lecture attracted eminent Nigerians within the Islamic rank. Among whom were; Barrister Ustaz Alli, Alhaja (Dr.) Khayrah Sulaiman, Alhaji Abubakar Abari, the Asalatu women of Ota, among several others.