President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to set machinery in motion to fight social disorder, indiscipline and all forms of anarchy in the country, as well as renewal of pursuit of a civil discipline that would respect the rights of Nigerians, as well as demand action from them.
The call was made by the lawmaker representing Obokun State Constituency in the Osun State Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, while speaking on the spate of moral decadence among the younger generation at a programme organised by New Era Youth Forum in Osogbo.
He argued that the most potent way to curb corruption among the new generation was to revive and instill discipline among youths in the country.
According to him, if the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) of the Buhari/Idiagbon regime of the early ’80s had been sustained by successive administration, the spate of indiscipline among the teeming population would have been successfully curtailed.
He said corruption that had pervade all spheres of life in the country was a form of indiscipline that had become part of the social order in almost three decades, saying a subtle campaign against indiscipline would go a long way to curb the menace, especially among teenagers
To actualise this agenda, Oyintiloye said the federal government should strengthen all enforcement institutions as well as set up a Discipline Corps, especially among youths in order to restore sanity in the society.
He said, “It is important for all of us to realise that our society is suffering from lack of discipline and this has eaten deep into all sectors. This is one of the primary problem facing Nigeria as a nation as most people do not see corruption as a social vice that must be corrected.
“The issue is that we must all agree that we have an issue with discipline among the population and I’m of the opinion that a civil discipline corps should be put in place to revive the culture of discipline among our teeming youth population”.