Don sues for reduction in divorce, advocates prevention agencies
Irked by increase in cases of divorce across the country, a lecturer at University of Ibadan, Prof. Abdulrahmon Oloyede has urged Federal and State governments to establish institutions that will resolve divorce cases in the country.
Oloyede, who is a lecturer at Department of Arabic and Islamic studies, Faculty of Arts, of the institution made the appeal at seventh yearly lecture and graduation of students from Glorious Islamic Centre (GIC), themed ‘Muslim family and the challenges of the end time, in Lagos.
The don argued that preventing divorce would keep the family in existence, noting that the family is key to success of any society.He stressed that the society has prioritised the less important issues at the detriment of the important ones, hence the need to also put all mercenaries in place preventing divorce by couples.
He blamed the upsurge in lesbianism, homosexualism and other social vices on increase in divorce cases, saying “we must all prevent broken homes.“In a situation where the father and mother are not together, the children go their own way, so we should do everything possible to not allow such to happen and we should do whatever possible to make sure that the family is intact.
“There is no proper organisation that will cater for the children whose parents are separated. That’s why we are counseling the parents to be patience and persevere with one another in order to keep the home together,” he stated.
Earlier, Chairman of GIC, Ismaeel Laguda, said that there was need to understand family values, adding that, when everyone understands these values, living harmoniously can be better achieved.
He stated that the governments in the country had not been sincere with its citizen because they have concentrated on issues that will not promote harmonious society rather they have shifted attention to issues with less values.
GIC is an Islamic NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) with a mission to promote Peace, tolerance and Goodness in the light of Islam; offer educational, medical and social services to everyone in need including Muslims and Non- Muslims.
The group is also poised to collect and administer zakat, as well as promoting research and information sharing with the creation of resourceful website and well-equipped libraries.