CRSG Charges Groups Against Cultism


In a bid to stem cultism and instill moral values; discipline, obedience, reverence and self respect among youths, the Cross River State Government, has called on voluntary organizations to join forces with government to fight societal ills for a better tomorrow.
Speaking shortly after his investiture as a grand patron of the Boys Brigade (BB) Nigeria, Cross River State Council, as part of activities marking the Diamond year celebration of the Brigade, Governor Liyel Imoke, maintained that the values that molded them into responsible adults is gradually fading away thereby giving way to ones which tend to promote decadence in the society and wealth acquisition.
He charged youths not to be indoctrinated into any form of cultism which he noted is the greatest challenge faced by the society as it does not encourage any form of growth and development. Rather it promotes violence, urging them to stay away from them as any one found will be apprehended as a criminal and be prosecuted accordingly.
Imoke lauded the group for their role in inculcating and building a cult-free society, stressing that their objectives aligned with his administration’s vision of fighting against the menace of cultism and other vices and evolve a more virile society with attendant development that will transform lives.
The Governor, who described the investiture as a call to higher duty assured the group of his readiness to support its lofty programmes which he noted are moral building and gender sensitive and promised to donate a plot of land for the building of their state secretariat, a bus for missionary work as benefitting from monthly subvention to be captured in the 2010 budget through the Ministry of Youth Development.
Earlier, the State President, Boys Brigade Nigeria , Cross River State Council, Professor Eyo Etim Nyong, had commended Governor Imoke for his laudable achievements especially in the area of Health Care Delivery, Education and undaunted fight against cultism and promised to contribute their quotas in the development of the state and nation at large.