Divorce detrimental to children’s future, says lawyer

AN Ilorin-based legal practitioner, Mr Yusuf Ahmed, says the high rate of divorce in the country is detrimental to the future of Nigerian children.

Ahmed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday that it had been observed that children suffer serious setback after the dissolution of their parents’ union.

“Some children become wayward and insecure as soon as their parents’ marriage is dissolved, because two good hands are far better than one in training a child.

“You see children going into prostitution, robbery, and other terrible acts just because their parents are no longer together and they see themselves as hopeless and helpless.”

According to him, children from broken homes suffer most. Their situation forces them to engage in juvenile acts and they become vulnerable to being used to perpetuate evil.

The lawyer, therefore, stressed the need for youths to undergo proper marriage seminars and counselling before deciding to marry.

He advised youths against rushing into marriage just because friends were getting married.

“Understanding, tolerance, and love should be the foundation of any marriage in order for peace to reign in any home,” Ahmed said.

He further urged religious leaders to always preach against divorce to their followers.