President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Abuja attributed the increase in social vices to deterioration of value system in the country.
Among the social vices enumerated by the President are armed robbery, cultism, ritual killing and drug peddling. Tihe President, represented by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Ama Pepple, said this during the launch of the National Campaign on Social Transformation organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria.
He urged the church, which typifies the body of Christ, to launch the country back on the path of righteousness through its teachings.Jonathan traced the level of moral decadence in the country to homes, schools and churches.He said, “We have lost our moral values and principles. So much has gone wrong in our family life, schools, churches and society in general.
The whole society has failed, that is one reason we have incidents of cultism, armed robbery, murder, ritual killings, drugs, sale of babies, kidnapping, sexual immorality, and the rest.”It would appear we have the society we deserve. We therefore need both moral and spiritual transformation. We need to return to God-study and obey the word of God which is able to cleanse us.
“In a sermon entitled, “If God can change Nigeria, God can change me,” the President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, stated that despite the challenges confronting the nation, there would be light at the end of the tunnel.While admitting the prevalence of deceit at every aspect of national life, he bemoaned the culture of buck passing, stressing that the needed cohesion and peace could only be achieved through the efficacy of prayers and the determination to be a change agent.