Shun vices, ASJEV tells youths – Punch Newspapers

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A group, Advocacy for Social Justice and Ethical Values Initiative, has urged youths in the country to shun social vices, including drug abuse.

The General Secretary of ASJEV, Mrs Gbolahan Daodu, spoke at a press conference to mark this year’s Global Ethics Day with the theme “Ethics Empowered.”

She said embracing ethical behaviour would help in building a functional society.

Daodu said, “Ethics is a set of moral principles guiding people’s conduct at home, at work, and in society at large. These principles enunciate the codes of rightness and wrongness in society to ensure that the ‘Hobbesian problem of order’ is properly identified and addressed by society.”

The ASJEV general secretary further advised that “parents need to know their children’s friends, status, and academic performances. Parents should be closer to their children. The government should organise forums that will enlighten the youth about the dangers associated with social vices. All levels of schools should have a degree of discipline.”

She added that “the government, through the National Orientation Agency, should have a true nexus with the Nigerian people by holding peoples meetings in all six geopolitical zones to identify challenges and positively address them with a shared strategic vision of what the entire nation expects in every sector of the economy.”

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