By Firdausi Muhammad Wambai
Activities and ceremonies in the past during marriages were carried out with decorum and not much spending; after the marriages couples lived harmoniously with scarce recourses and with utmost level of morals when children start popping in. People in those years relied on farming to feed their families and level of parental attachment to their task was high but nowadays people are jumping in to marriages without thinking responsibilities in them. The period of courtship built on lies leads to marriage but with imponderable marital problems, it is said that beauty leads many to their husband’s houses but their querulous attitudes drag them back to their parent’s houses.
The problems are not only peculiar to wives, in times without number turpitudinal fathers shun vital family needs but marry more wives to that erratic family. Most children that grew in such homes are usually recalcitrants and lacked good morals even if wives are trying; irresponsible husbands exacerbate the situation because they are habitually derailed. There are families with meager resources and not insightful enough to have time for nurturing children, even if one do not vacillate in training his wards well, daily mingle with friends from quixotic homes could affect and bastardize what parents built for years within minutes. Moral decay usually starts before matrimonies, whereby a father to be would be submissive to truculent decisions of the bride or her family even if he knows its ungodly.
Nowadays, you can find a home where teenage girls of 11 years that started menstruating but nobody care to enlighten them on measures to apply or what to do in order to keep herself odourless and tidy. Diana Baumrind (1996) categorized parents in to three groups; Authoritarian parents are those that sternly controlled, over-strict in nature and in most times they are unresponsive to their task of parenting which ranges from financial, moral and harmonious relation with their children. Second set are permissive; they usually allow their children to do whatever please them without coaching them on the consequences of their wrong-doings; they are simple and non violent that’s why their children are mostly not respective which contributed in spreading their rusted habits to friends they mingle with.
The last category is referred to as uninvolved parents; they are totally insidious and neglectable in nature, they quiescent from doing whatever they are required to as heads of families. Succinctly, based on these three categories, child that grew under first category parents to be fustigated when they are wrong, second set are the nadir respected due to their careless attitudes to their task and the last set of parents makes one easily influenced and thereby tainting their morals and framing them as lukewarm in both psychological and physical strands. Morals decadence are therefore caused by irresponsible parenting, lacking means of income by most heads of the families lead to inability to carter for needs of family members; father who could not provide essentials hardly command his children to do what are right or punish them whenever wrong were done.
Secondly, some parents are always inebriated, smoking cigarette or marijuana in the present of their children, etc, children that bred by such parents are usually obstreperous and if care is not taken they could become doers of similar acts. In some homes, passive fathers allows their irresponsible wives to take over provision of food, clothing at times paying the house rent; decisions concluded by such wives on almost everything becomes final and children have retentive memories that cram both good and bad and the bad lead to decay in their morals . Indeed, some parents are totally permissive by leaving children to live on their own and that has recruited young ladies into prostitutions.
To end moral decadence in our societies, first of all parents should engage in beneficial ventures especially fathers that could be generating income for them, a home is respected in the society when their inhabitants are not hawking, begging or doing any illicit acts. If possible, parents should shun consumption or totally stop taking illicit drugs, smoking hemp or cigarette in the presence of their kids, parents caught doing it need to be decisively punished. All parents should be responsible and treat their children with love in moment of scarce resources, with care when they are endangered by either accident or mayhem, with kindness which can make them beneficial to a larger society because moral decay to one is decay to all!.
Firdausi Muhammad Wambai write from the Department of Mass Communication, ATAPOLTY Bauchi.
Fintiri’s Initiative: Fresh Air Buses Revolutionize Travel Costs In Adamawa
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has ushered in a new era of affordable transportation in Adamawa State with the introduction of Innoson’s Fresh Air buses.
These CNG coaches, capable of carrying 100 passengers each, have commenced operations to Mubi in the northern zone and Numan in the southern zone, receiving a warm reception from the public.
The decision to acquire these buses was a strategic response to the challenges posed by the removal of fuel subsidies, a move aimed at alleviating the increased transportation costs burden on citizens.
Prior to this initiative, the regular transportation fare from the state capital to Mubi and Numan Local Government Areas stood at 4,000 and 1,000 Naira, respectively.
With the introduction of the Fresh Air Buses, passengers can now enjoy a subsidized fare, with rates reduced by 50%. This means that the journey to Mubi now costs just 2,000 Naira, while the fare to Numan is a mere 500 Naira.
This substantial reduction in transportation costs is set to have a positive impact on the lives of the people of Adamawa State, making travel more affordable and accessible.
It also showcases the commitment of the government to improving the quality of life for its citizens, particularly in the face of economic challenges.
100 Days With Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri
So far so good, it has been a journey to witness and to see the good intentions of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri become a reality as we move inwards the 4 years of greatness with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
The second term emergence of his Excellency Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at a critical time in the history of Nigeria, when the economy needs serious fix from the sudden removal of subsidy, comes timely with the aspirations of the people of Adamawa State.
He is a leader with great political prowess who has gathered an experienced team of technocrats to actualize his 8 points agenda of moving Adamawa forward in all sectors. This is a dream come through.
Since the inception of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s administration, he has given much focus to evolving a democratic system in Adamawa state as he himself is a product of a democratic process.
His Excellency, the ATM and the harbinger of ‘fresh air’ has achieved the basic cardinal principles in Public Administration:
1.Fairness in the democratic system ensuring adherence to explicit administrative procedures
- Devolution of power as being enjoyed at local government areas today
3.Introduction of people’ based policies that impacts directly on the lives of the masses
The first 100 days has given birth to innovations that are sustainable and reliable with the vision clearly spelt out in it’s short and long term programs summed up as “8point Agenda
The Governor’s administrative style has evolved into a philosophy that fellow comrades and team members have adopted as the project of ADAMAWAFIRST before self.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri came with the self-realization that we could fix our problems, resolve issues, enhance systems, empower personalities, stabilize structures to be physically positioned not just for unity but in alignment and in pursuit of a developmental master plan for a progressive and unified future.
The above mentioned can only be achieved if we tolerate and accommodate the views and expectations of others.
We must ensure that his philosophy moves from one community to the other incorporating different interest but achieving same goals of a better Adamawa than we met.
The government as a corporate entity also works with its citizens feedback and interest which differs from community to community, that is why projects may not be uniform because needs differs across board.
As we celebrate this 100 days in office, it is certain that the few impacts below are meant to set the ground for grand breaking landmark projects and policies.
- His prompt approval for continuity of scholarship application/disbursement to Adamawa students by the Adamawa State Scholarship Trust Fund.
- Provided Five Million Naira to victims of Fire Disaster in Yola main market.
- Paid additional ₦10,000 to all State & Local Governments civil servants, as well as pensioners as part of palliatives to cushion subsidy removal hardships.
- Procured 50 Trucks of Fertilizer for distribution to farmers at subsidized rate.
- Empowers over 50 youths with appointments as Special Advisers, SSAs and SAs.
- Purchased 10 New IVM Air-conditioned Luxurious Buses as palliatives, to ease transport difficulties across the State.
- Purchased 50 trucks of Rice to be distributed as palliatives.
- Procurement of 2100 metric tons of maize for distribution as Palliatives.
- Purchased SUVs to State Chief Judge, President of Customary Court and Grand Khadi Sharia Court of Appeal.
- Commissions 454 housing units for IDPs in Labondo, championed by UNHCR.
- Ongoing public health laboratory project at State Specialist Hospital, Yola.
- Approval for the construction of storm-water drainages at sami-naka, Yola.
- Ordered for delisting of blocked drainages to subdue forecasted flooding across the State.
- Approval of ₦2.5 Billion re-capitalization for establishment of first Mortgage Bank in Northeast Nigeria.
Welcome to the new Adamawa of our dreams, a land where everything is possible under Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
By: Hon Dogo Victor “PSA Social Mobilization to Adamawa State Governor
NYSC Taraba: Learn From The Diverse Cultures Of Our People- Nzoka
The Coordinator of NYSC Taraba State, Mr. Anthony M. Nzoka has advised the 2023 Batch B stream II Corps Members deployed to the State to learn, promote, and sustain positive aspects of the diverse cultures of the good people of our nation, as they prepare to commence the primary assignment program in the state.
Mr. Nzo disclosed this when presided over the Inter- platoon Cultural Carnival of the orientation course at the permanent orientation camp, Sibre, wherein the respective platoons in attendance were provided with an opportunity and platform to process as well as display their cultural ingenuity, costume, and historical background to the admiration of all and sundry.
The Coordinator of NYSC Taraba State, Mr. Anthony M. Nzoka has advised the 2023 Batch B stream II Corps Members deployed to Taraba State to learn, promote as well and sustain positive aspects of the diverse cultures of the good people of our nation, as they prepare to commence the primary assignment program in the state.
Mr. Nzoka disclosed this when he presided over the Inter- platoon Cultural Carnival of the orientation course at the permanent orientation camp, Sibre, wherein the respective platoons in attendance were provided with an opportunity and platform to process as well as display their cultural ingenuity, costume, and historical background to the admiration of all and sundry.
The various platoons on the camp made painstaking efforts to display the rich cultural heritage of the people of Mumuye, Mambila, Kutep, Jukun, Tiv, Chamba, Hausa, Yoruba, and Igno people respectively.
It was indeed a good display of our cultural heritage geared towards equipping the corps members with the necessary information and behavioral and dressing patterns of the people of their body community in preparation for the primary assignment program of the NYSC scheme.
The colorful event equally availed the State Coordinator, the opportunity to appreciate and award prizes to selected groups of corps members.
He noted that distinguished themselves during the orientation course as well as the platoons that excelled in all the scheduled competitions in the camp.
In attendance include the Camp Director, Mrs. Ladi Gambo, Assistant Directors, and Heads of Collaborating Agencies amongst others.
The various platoons on the camp made painstaking efforts to display the rich cultural heritage of the people of z Mumuye, Mambila, Kutep, Jukun, Tiv, Chamba, Hausa, Yoruba, and Igno people respectively.
It was indeed a good display of the Taraba NYSC cultural heritage geared towards equipping the corps members with the necessary information and behavioral and dressing patterns of the people of their body community in preparation for the primary assignment program of the NYSC scheme.
The event equally availed the State Coordinator, Mr. Nzoka the opportunity to appreciate and award prizes to selected groups of corps members that distinguished themselves during the orientation course as well as the platoons that excelled in all the scheduled competitions in the camp.
The Camp Director, Mrs. Ladi Gambo, Assistant Directors, and Heads of Collaborating Agencies amongst others were those that graced the occasion.
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