The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi (Telu I) on Thursday pointed accusing fingers at parents for the increasing cultism activities among youths, describing it also as leadership failure.
Oba Akanbi said the youth inadvertently received inspiration from their parents whose lives allegedly depend largely on their association with groups not aligning with the stipulation of God.
The monarch, while receiving the new Commissioner of Police of Osun State Command, Olafimihan Adeoye in his palace, remarked that failure of parents to show their children the right way was an albatross to the peace and security of the society, urging Nigeria Police to rise to the challenge as the hope of common man.
Oba Akanbi said that parents lack moral right to check their children from engaging in criminal activities simply because their own hands were already soiled in the same acts, a development, he reasoned, not hidden to the vigilant children.
“The children monitor and see what you do in secret. That is why they are also bold to get back to their various schools and replicate it because they believe it is the way of life. I want to advise parents and leaders to shun such acts to have a peaceful society.
The Oluwo told the CP that efforts were underway to import some security equipments for the use of the police from Canada.
He said Osun State Command would be the first beneficiary of the initiative owing to his belief in the adage that charity begins at home.
“Although I made the promise in Lagos when the CP was then a Deputy Commissioner of Police, I will fulfill the promise first here in Osun. I am the patron of Nigeria Association of Young Adults of Canada under the leadership of Shola Agboola. The association has keyed into my vision to improve the life of my people. We have brought medical equipments to the tune of N2 billion. It is the turn of security equipments now to assist the police to perform more effectively,” he said.
No fewer than seven traditional rulers joined the Oluwo to receive the CP after which Oba Akanbi led his guest and his team to the Iwo-Osogbo road currently under rehabilitation through communal effort he recently initiated to bring back life to the road.