Foundation advises youths to respect senior citizens

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Abuja – Sen. Eze Ajaoku, the Founder of Graceful Foundation has called for reorientation of youths as a way of strengthening the cultural values and beliefs in the country.

He made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

He said “reorientation of the youth is a key factor in strengthening the values and care for the aged.

“Having a curriculum in schools on how to talk to elderly persons in the society will also help the youth to understand what ageing is all about.

“The senior citizens need love and care and need to be accorded respect.”[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

Ajaoku, who noted that some values and beliefs faced extinction if nothing was done about it, called on youths to cultivate the habit of respecting senior citizens in the country.

He also urged the Federal Government to include respect for senior citizens in the school curriculum to boost the study of the rich cultural values and traditions of the country.

He added that the inclusion of respect for senior citizens as a course in schools would reorient the young ones to understand and appreciate the values, culture and beliefs of their father land.

According to him, the measure will awaken the consciousness of Nigerian youths on how to manage the older persons in the society.

He then urged security agents not to manhandle senior citizens, saying they were prone to heart attack. (NAN)