PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has stated that Nigerian parents were now paying for expo in examinations and also sponsoring wonder centres for Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) for their children.
The president, who was represented by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Amal Pepple, stated this on Friday in Abuja at the official kick-of of the National Christian Campaign on Social Transformation.
President Jonathan said that parents now fought teachers who disciplined their children and also encouraged their children to insult adults.
He said “the whole society has failed, that is one reason we have incidents of cultism, armed robbery, murder, ritual killing, drugs, sale of babies, kidnapping and sexual immorality.
“Indeed, we have lost our moral values and principles, so much has gone wrong in our family life, schools, churches and society in general” he said.
The president further noted that most teachers were no longer committed and had become business men and women, through sale of handouts before students can pass, asking of favours from students to award pass marks.
Jonathan called on the church to lead the return to good values and morals and bring the much needed transformation in the society.
Speaking at the event, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor stated that Nigeria is never a mistake and that God is behind the idea called Nigeria.
He said “when you look at Nigeria today, we are deceiving ourselves, Pastors are deceiving members, members are deceiving their Pastors, Husbands are deceiving their Wives, Wives deceiving their Husbands, Parents deceiving their Children, Children deceiving their Parents. Sooner we would have a nation of people deceiving each other”.