APGA Chairman urges parents to be responsive, calls on youths to be proactive
By Regina Igwebuike :
Amawbia (Awka South LGA), Nov. 4, 2020 (MOI) National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Ike Oye has urged parents to be responsive even as he called on youths to be proactive.
Chief Oye made the call at St. Matthew's Catholic Church Amawbia on Nov. 1 during the Bazaar Committee Meeting.
APGA National chairman, who doubles as the Bazaar Committee chairman of the parish since 2007 blamed parents for not living up to the desired expectation, explaining that 60 per cent blame of the youth restiveness should go to the parents for poor parenting.
According to him, what happened last two weeks is because the youths lack parental control, emphasising that if parents will rise to the occasion, things will be fine.
He advised parents to hold their young ones especially now, emphasising the present administration's determination to take all necessary steps to restore peace in Anambra as it always prioritised security of life and property of citizens.
Chief Oye pleaded with the youths to observe a ceasefire and say no to violence, explaining that transition of power was a gradual process that needed mentoring.
He said that COVID-19 pandemic had ravaged the whole world, bringing untold economic hardships to the people.
Mr Oye noted that some state governments had yet to recover from it.
According to him, our youth population has been decimated on a regular basis due to COVID-19, noting that the new trend, which started in July has killed 275 youths between the ages of 18 to 28 based on figures from current statistics.
He attributed the deaths to low immunity of the youths resulting from the intake of hard drugs, admonishing them to shun drug abuse.
APGA chairman, then, enjoined all to stay safe by adhering to the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, even as he prayed for God's intervention. (MOI)