Don’t abandon responsibilities, Cleric urges parents

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The Chief Imam Uwani Islamic Centre, Enugu, Sheik Abdul Isola, has urged parents 100 per cent for the up-bringing children or wards.

Isola, also the Chief Missioner the Centre, said this when he spoke the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday.

The cleric noted that was wrong for parents abandon care and guidance children solely in the hands and at times in the streets.

According to him, parents should this to reflect on how they have been able to meet the parental needs of their children or wards.

is good that Muslim faithful and indeed entire parents in the country should this to reflect on the up-bringing of their children or wards placed their care by Almighty Allah.

“Vast majority of parents leave their homes early and come back at the evening hours, within 10 to 12 hours daily; their children and wards are left in the care of .

“Most of these have at least 20 or 30 children to care of at the same in the various classes.

“Even when the children return, the absence of parents makes some of them turn to street grown-ups and look upon them for guidance.

“This guidance and nurture by on the streets most times are inimical to the growth and sound morals of these children,’’ he said.

Isola noted that charity begins at home, adding: “We cannot be talking of reforming the society for the better, without the reform starting from the ’’.