- The federal government of Nigeria has lamented over increased gay marriage and disintegrating social values
- The actions of the youths have become a major point of concern
The federal government has complained about the dwindling moral and social values of Nigerians. Youths are starting to get involved in gay marriages and this has become a major point of concern.
The government mentioned the protest staged by the youths at the National Assembly. This protest was done to repeal the law prohibiting same sex marriage act. This act attracts a 14-year-jail term as anyone who ventures into gay marriage would be sentenced.
Dr Garba Abari, the director general of the National Orientation Agency made this known at an anti-corruption programme organized by the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday, June 3.
On this note, the DG warned youths to stop wearing dreadlocks on their heads and saggy trousers. According to him, the introduction of satellite broadcasting has robbed the nation of its cultural and religious values. This negativity according to him is affecting our identity as a people.
He blamed this change on the international media whose values contradict ours. This has made youths flout many religious and cultural rules.
“The wearing of tattoos, dreadlocks hairstyle, sagging trousers and the painting of hair have become a vogue among our young men and women.
“Our youths are now publicly clamouring for the legalisation of gay marriage and are about to boldly take the campaign to the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly to press for it as a fundamental human right.”
What is your stake on this?
Watch the NAIJ.com TV video below to see what some Nigerians said when asked if they could marry someone outside their tribe: