The Vicar of St. Paul Anglican Church, Odo-ona, Ibadan, Ven. Isaac Adeyemi Jesulola has declared that for Nigeria to overcome its current woes, moral and scriptural teachings must be given priority.
He subsequently called on Federal and state Governments to reintroduce scriptural education into the school curriculum as part of efforts to stop moral decadence in the society.
Addressing journalists at the 110th patronal celebration of the church themed: “Educational and scriptural trainings are inseparable panacea to moral decadence in the society”, Jesulola said there is need to restore morals in youths, saying decadence and rot will continue to thrive in the society if scriptural education is left out of school curriculum.
The cleric lamented that scriptural education has been replaced with sociology in various schools across the nation, saying this may affect morality of children who are the nation’s future leaders.
He said: “Crime is increasing on daily basis due to lack of morals in the society. Christian Religious Study (CRS) has been replaced with sociology in various schools, if government fails to address this issue, it might degenerate to something else.”
Speaking on its 110th Founders Day, Jesulola said the church was set to launch vision 2030, which is targeted at catering for immediate environment of the church through provision of quality education, healthcare facilities and youth empowerment among others.
The cleric highlighted the activities lined up for the Founders Day celebration to include prayers for the nation, praise concert, giving awards to individuals as well as launch of vision 2030 project.