Mr Isaac Onukwube, State Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA) Enugu State, has tasked parents to strengthen moral values in their families for proper upbringing of their children.
Onukwube said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Enugu.
According to him, family values need to be strengthened to curtail the high rate of crime and violence in the society.
He expressed concern that parental care was lacking in many families in the society, a development he said had led many children to indulge various types of crime such as cultism and other anti-social activities.
Onukwube also urged parents to have the number of children they could inculcate discipline and respect in to curtail crime in every community.
He also called on parents to desist from displaying bad attitudes, adding that their children could easily copy them and by so doing, bring destruction on the society.
“I call on every parent to desist from doing evil, for example, telling lies because their children will definitely learn from them.
”With such bad attitude the children of such parents will see cheating as a normal thing in life,” he said. (NAN )