Morality In Nigeria Essay

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Immorality is also another behaviour, which is synonymous with corruption, dishonesty, illegality and a host of other vices. It could be considered as one of the reasons why the declining rate of indiscipline and moral values are on the increase in our country today. Every now and then, you hear of kidnappings here and there, stealing of public funds at all levels of government and of late in some churches also. Decadence in morality in our contemporary Nigerian society is gradually getting worse. Our so-called leaders of tomorrow no longer show respect to their elders; at times they behave and act the way they want. «They engage in all sorts of anti-social behaviour injurious to the society. Any society that is not morally sound is bound to witness all sort of social menace as a result of decadence of moral values and cultural norms that guide the actions and conduct of individuals living within such a society» . Base on this, Shuaibu Ahmed Abba argued further that: Moral values are found in our religion, culture and traditions yet some of our youths, for one reason or the…show more content…
Unfortunately, it is no longer so. The entertainment industry, for example, through music videos, movies and some publications have successfully polluted the minds of the youth and promoted indecent dressing, drinking alcohol and other harmful intoxicants, smoking, jamboree spending and other forms of immoralities we have to live with. Such youths, he stressed further model their lives in accordance to any of their favourite actor, actress, musician, model and the like. They therefore dress, talk, walk, and misbehave like their unworthy role models with the highest sense of justification. This may include not paying attention to school or worst, which is dropping out of the school, acting though to their parents, misbehaving in the society and the worst of all, dedicating their most productive stage of life to temporary
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