Global Peace Foundation Nigeria (GPFN) Country Director, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, has observed that to prevent the current rise in youth crime in Nigeria, parents need to take up their responsibilities to empower children to better respond to a better society.

Speaking in Kaduna on Saturday as a guest speaker on one occasion, Rev. Hayab pointed out that parents have a responsibility to spend more time with their children and teach them the fear of God to ensure a peaceful and united nation that ensures an enabling environment for all.

He observed that parents should dedicate more time to their children trying to influence positive attitudes that guide them to acquire both a formal and informal education that makes them live as better people and in a harmonious relationship.

He lamented: “Parents focus more attention on giving their children a modern education and pay little or no attention to the moral education of children. Parents should be more concerned with making sure that their children are trained to be responsible in their behavior in order to relate well to each other.

He denounced a situation where parents are more busy with their activities, leaving children watching shows that negatively affect their upbringing, saying that with the current insecurity in the country, parents need to make sure they spend more time giving the best training. to his children.

Professor Yahaya Mujahid from the Department of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, attributed most of the current challenges to people’s misconception of what they should do in life for the overall development of Nigeria.