By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba
The Director, Business School, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, Professor Au Nonyelu, has called for the restoration of families' lost values, less society would face out.
Professor Nnonyelu, who spoke as a Guest Speaker at the Awka South Local Government Merit Award, on the theme: “Re-eventing the Family as a Pastor of Care in a Traumatized Society” recently, observed that the family has lost its values and things have gone sour in the families.
The guest speaker noted that the society had been really traumatized by hunger, poverty, insecurity and joblessness, among other unhealthy situations. He called for the need for a meeting point and interface between the Caring Family Enhancement (CAFÉ) Initiative that was founded by the wife of the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, and the various families so as to save the latter from collapse. Nnonyelu observed that if the families were allowed to fail, the society would face out.
Professor Nnonyelu, who was a supervisory councilor in Awka South LG Council in 1992, and the Transition Chairman of the local government in 2002, described his participation in the LMA, the first in Nigeria, as homecoming for him.
He commended the Awka South Local Government Boss, Hon. Leo Nwuba for the event he organized so as to appreciate the awardees for their selfless services to their fatherland.
Nnonyelu described as worthwhile the decision by the management of the local government to institutionalize care for the poor and the downtrodden in the local government area through an endowment fund that would be funded with money generated from the triennial award.