Osinbajo laments ‘loss of values’, says many youth don’t understand morality


Osinbajo laments ‘loss of values’, says many youth don’t understand morality
 
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says values, principles and morality have been destroyed, hence the need to rebuild the nation.
 
Osinbajo said this in Abuja on Monday night in a keynote speech at a workshop.

The workshop was organised by Apostles in the Market Place (AIMP), a non–governmental, non-denominational and non-partisan organisation.

The event was attended by top government functionaries, ministers, senators, captains of industries, religious leaders and youths.

Speaking at the workshop, the vice-president said: “I am to speak on the theme of the workshop, what can we do to rebuild our nation, but I have also decided to ask the question why do we need to rebuild?.

“Obviously it is because a lot has been destroyed, values, principles have been destroyed, moral efforts and all of the other various things that have been destroyed.

“But the reality is, of course, that as the years have gone by, we simply have not paid much attention as we ought to, especially to questions of values. So today people are not even certain any more what those values should be.

“One of the things I discover while pastoring was just the fact that very many young people do not understand any more, what the real moral questions were.

“It is not just a matter of values being lost, many young people don’t understand what is wrong any more.”

Osinbajo said the responsibility of rebuilding a nation is in the hands of the righteous.

“It turns out that there is a whole lot that the righteous can do when the foundations appeared to have been destroyed,” he said.

“The reasons why the question was asked the righteous, somehow God has decided that it is the duty and assignment of the righteous to build and rebuild the nation.

“The scripture tells us also that the righteous are the salt of the earth, the light of the world.

“In other words, everything that was done wrong with our society is just waiting for the righteous to take action to rebuild them.”



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