IDFP Tasks Religious Leaders On Parenting Programmes To Curb Crimes
The Interfaith Dialogue for Peace has called on religious leaders to initiate more programmes that will promote parenting and family values towards addressing conflict and other vices in the country.
The Co-Project Chairman of the Forum Alhaji Mohammed Jaleel-Mohammed made the call at the closing of a five day training on early warning, early response, mediation and Inter Religious dialogue for religious leaders.
Alhaji Jaleel-Mohammed who described religious leaders as key to national peace and development appealed to parents and guardians to work together towards checking the excesses of some youths in the country.
According to him, Most of the youths perpetrating evils in the country come from homes with religious affiliations.
Also Speaking, a former president of women wing of Christian Association of Nigeria Nineteen Northern States and FCT Mrs Leah Olusiji- Solomon stressed the need for parents to be conscious of the activities of thier children.
Mrs Olusiji-Solomon however appealed to women not to allow the present economic situation affect their roles in providing and praying for their children.
Thee hundred religious leaders across the country that attended the capacity building program are expected to impact the knowledge acquired on other religions leaders at the community levels.