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Akpabio tasks Scout Movement to inculcate ethics in Nigerian youths



The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has urged the Scout Movement of Nigeria to inculcate the virtues of national ethics in Nigerian youths through its numerous programmes.

Akpabio said this in Abuja on Thursday, when the Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Nigeria, Mr Dave Padopads-Awunah led other executive members to pay a courtesy visit to him

Akpabio advised the association to ensure discipline in its activities as well as ensure continuous education on issues like climate change and artificial intelligence.

“I don’t know at what stage that Nigeria stopped having organisations like yours in primary and secondary schools.

“In my time, we had Scout Movements in primary and secondary schools. We even used to have the female counterpart, the Girls’ Guide.

“These movements inculcated right ethics and ethos on the young ones, getting them to know their country, the national pledge, national anthem and respect for national symbols like the national flag and currency.

“The scout movement should prepare the youths for leadership in all spheres of life and that is why the motto of the scouts be prepared appeals to me,” he said.

He added: “You should be prepared for situations that are favourable, be prepared for the rainy season and dry season; be prepared for the season of bountiful harvest and even famine.”

Akpabio extolled the virtues of the scouts movement as a disciplined organisation which should be encouraged through training and retraining on contemporary issues like climate change and artificial intelligence and pledged support of the National Assembly for their programmes.

Earlier, Awunah intimated the senate president on the forth-coming Nigeria Scout Parade and President’s Medal Awards.

He sought the collaboration of the National Assembly in executing their programmes that would be of immense benefit to Nigerian youths.

Kingsley Okoye

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