Bayelsa State Government task parents on moral values

Bayelsa State Government has restated the need for parents to instill discipline and moral values to be able to build a productive family and society.

The state Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, stated this, at the weekend, when he led a delegation of the state government to pay last respects to Late Madam Hannah Cocodia, mother of Political Adviser to the Governor Chief Collins Cocodia, in Benin City, Edo State.

The Deputy Governor maintained that only a morally balanced family built on sound principles such as fear of God, honesty, truthfulness, hard work and contentment could birth a virile society.

He insisted that parents have a greater responsibility to perform in children upbringing because those with criminal tendencies in society such as Yahoo boys, kidnappers, cultists, conmen, bandits and prostitutes all come from families.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo, however, described the late Mrs. Hannah Cocodia as a virtuous woman who deserved the credit for raising God-fearing children like Chief Collins Cocodia, noting that her demise had created a huge vacuum in the family.

He consoled the family to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived an exemplary lifestyle as can be deciphered from the various testimonies given in her honour.

The Deputy Governor particularly tasked mothers to emulate Madam Hannah Cocodia and spare no effort in raising God-fearing children by inculcating in them positive morals and values to become responsible citizens.

The delegation from Bayelsa included both National and State Assembly members, State Executives of the Peoples Democratic Party, commissioners, special advisers and other government functionaries