An Anglican cleric, Venerable Ifeanyi Akunna is worried about the future of the youth in Nigeria who “are increasingly idolizing”.
He regretted that up to now no solid educational foundation for the youth. “Many Nigerians build their lives and future on a faulty foundation.”
Ven. Akunna made this observation while delivering a sermon at a Sunday service in Abuja.
Ven. Ifeanyi Akunna who is the Vicar of Anglican Church of the Epiphany, Area 11, Garki, in his homily at the Sunday Service spoke on the topic, ‘A House Built on A Faulty Foundation’ taken from Luke 6: 49.
He regretted that many Nigerians built their lives and future on a faulty foundation. He condemned the spate of sex for grade and money for grade syndrome in tertiary institutions saying that “it constitutes building on a faulty educational foundation. ”
The cleric while enumerating some of the factors responsible for building on faulty foundations in Nigeria decried the addiction of Nigerians to such reality shows like BBNaija which he said did not add any moral value to the youths of Nigeria.
The clergy man called on the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC )and The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to scrap BBNaija and furthermore thoroughly censor programmes to ensure that they teach moral values and leave a legacy of Godliness to the Nigerian populace.
Ven. Akunna called on the relevant broadcast authorities to mark any content that did not promote moral values to the Nigerian society, like BBNaija Not to be Be Broadcast (NTBB).
The clergy regretted that the media and entertainment industry in Nigeria and the globe seemed to operate without recourse to laid down rules.
Ven. Akunna who is also the Special Assistant to the Primate of the Church of Nigeria on Special Duties advised electronic media houses to ensure that the programmes they air “are informative, educative and entertaining in keeping with the three cardinal points of broadcasting.
He expressed worry how Nigerian youths were increasingly hooking to BBNaija which amounted to building on a faulty foundation “as housemates do not portray the reality of marriage.”
He advocated for more academically engaging programmes like ‘Who Wants to Be A Millionaire’ and talent promoting programmes like ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent’.
Ven. Akunna commended the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for the good job ” they are doing to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria and advised the general public to abide by the safety advisory given by the NCDC and avoid playing down on the reality of COVID-19. He prayed to God to heal Nigeria and the world of Coronavirus so life and economic activities can return to normal.”
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