Money rituals: FG identifies cause of surge in crime amongst youths

The Federal government on Friday blamed the upsurge in crime among Nigerian youths on parents’ faulty upbringing, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

It bemoaned the rate at which young people engage in the ritual killing under the pretext of craving for quick wealth.

Minister of the Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who said this in Akure, Ondo state, while hosting the 1975 set of his secondary school, Akoko Anglican Grammar School Arigidi Akoko lamented youths’ engagements in drug abuse, rape, cultism and ritual killings.

“The upbringing of students should not be left for teachers but should be a joint effort with parents, old student associations and tiers of government,” Aregbesola said.

He added: “What is obviously lacking is insufficient parental guardiance. Let us address parental issues, parents must be encouraged to properly groom their children and grooming is not just about discipline, it goes beyond that. It involves correcting any vices, malpractices, misbehaviours among others.

“When parents are sensitive to what their children need to the company they keep, definitely we are going to have well-groomed and disciplined children.”

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