…Says Parents, Society Still Have More Work To Do
By Daniel Ezeigwe
Anambra Governor’s Wife, Mrs Nonye Soludo says parents, guardians and the entire society need to quickly wake up in the face of rising moral decay and abandonment of basic norms.
Mrs Soludo who stated this in Awka while reacting to the death of an infant who was rescued from a pit toilet in Otuocha, Anambra East, three days after his 20-year-old mother delivered and dumped him there.
The baby who was rescued and immediately rushed to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, by the Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, died while receiving medical attention.
Reacting to the incident, Mrs Soludo described it as inhumane and distraughting, noting that as a mother she feels the pains of having to deal with such news, which brings shock and deep discomfort.
The governor’s wife while stating that she was in prayers for full recovery of the baby boy immediately it was confirmed that he had been taken to hospital and was looking forward to visiting him, said that the sudden news of his passing away shook her heart.
She noted that such incident, along with so many others of a kind, tell an unacceptable story of the present society, and how morality has been eroded by growing, unmitigated decadence.
The governor’s wife blamed some parents and guardians whom she said have abandoned their primary responsibility to home and proper child upbringing, explaining that moral deterioration has thrived basically because those who were entrusted the sensitive task have failed in their duties.
Mrs Soludo further stated that the whole society must rise up immediately and take decisive actions if the spate of current moral decline would be cut down, while individuals and institutions entrusted with job of societal sanity have to show renewed zeal and commitment to the occupation.
She restated her calls for parents to teach their children more about culture, traditions, fear of God, and common values like the sanctity of life, the value of patience, self control, hard work, perseverance, among others.
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I’m distraught to receive news of the passing of the beautiful baby boy who was just rescued and rushed to hospital, three days after his teenage mother delivered and left him for death in a pit toilet. I had earnestly prayed and hoped to visit the baby when he’s received adequate medical care and certified all right.
‘’This shocking news hits me deeply, more so as a mother who understands the pains of chilbirth and the joy of carrying your own child. However, this particular incident draws our attention again to the threatening image of what our society is really up against.
As I’ve said on many occasions, there’s a lot before parents, guardians, social institutions and the entire society to ensure that we do not lose sight of the home and the sacredness of child raising. We cannot afford to continue to sacrifice our God-given task on the alter of neglect.’’ She added.