By our Reporter
Rt. Rev Emmanuel Adekunle,Bishop of Egba Anglican Diocese has expressed concern over the high rate of drug abuse,internet fraudsters and ritualists in the country and emphasized the need for partnership with Abeokuta Grammar School Old Boys’ Association, (AGSOBA) and other stakeholders to help redirect the mind of pupils to the Lord.
Bishop Adekunle who disclosed this during a sermon to mark 114th Founder’s Day Anniversary of Abeokuta Grammar School at St Peter’s Cathedral Church, Ake Abeokuta.
Speaking on the theme: Breaking the yoke of Cultism,ritual and drugs amongst secondary school is a timely issue that needs urgent attention if not may lead to further depletion of morals.
“Idolatory, get rich quick syndrome,drug abuse is fast engulfing our young ones,this is the evil and we are at risk of losing more to join them until something urgent is done”,he said.
The Cleric who took his text from Exodus 20 verse 3 said that the command is,thou shall not have any other God beside me saying idolatry, ritualism is a sin.
Bishop Adekunle explained that the earlier the pupils are exposed to the dangers of drugs,rituals and Cultism,the earlier they run away from it.
The Anglican Bishop explained further that the bible said “you shall know the truth and it shall set you free”,adding that parents,guardian, teachers needs to ensure the young ones study the word very well.
Bishop Adekunle challenged the Church, State, Parents, elders and other stakeholders to rise up and help the youths adding that state of our youths in Nigeria is worrisome and it needs urgent intervention.
The Cleric appreciated the President General,Chief Sunday Olurotimi Oduntan for taking up the initiative to return Agsoba Founder’s day Thanksgiving to the church which is a laudable step.
He prayed for more robust relationship between the church and the school to join hands to instil moral in pur youth saying Education started from the temple.