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Chidinma Okeke’s Scandal: Catholic Rev Sister Therese Nwodo Blames Failed Parenting

November 1st 2016 – Chidinma Okeke’s Sex Scandal: Catholic Rev Sister Therese Nwodo Blames Failed Parenting

Rev. Sis. Therese Nwodo, the National Coordinator of the Association for Universal Moral Education Nigeria has blamed failed parenting for the alleged sex scandal involving a beauty queen in Anambra.

Addressing newsmen in Awka on Monday ahead of the second annual conference of the association billed for Abuja from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4, Nwodo described the development as unfortunate.
She said that such behaviours signaled social malfunctioning where morals and values were no longer strong due to failed parenting.

She said that poor family orientation made youths susceptible to societal and peer influence and called for a stronger relationship between the family and the child.

Rev. Sis. Therese Nwodo

The Catholic sister called on the Nigerian public not to traumatise the beauty queen the more by dramatising her situation but to offer her psychological and spiritual succour to overcome the crisis.

“The lesbianism story about the beauty queen is unfortunate; it is symptomatic of what is going on in the society now. Our values have gone down; parents are no longer available to teach their children what is socially acceptable.

“Whatever the case, whether she was lured or coerced, if the values were there she should have had the character to say no but because society itself rewards such act, she fell for it, so we must look at our value system again.

“But this is not the time for a blame game. Somebody is now traumatised and we should make effort to bring her back into the society to become a normal human again,” she said.

Nwodo said the conference with the theme “Gardening the Mind as a Way Toward National Unity” would address some of the moral issues facing the society.

She said the conference would dwell largely on corruption, violence, sexual immorality and other forms of moral decadence.

The reigning queen was allegedly involved in lesbian acts following video clips which have gone viral on the internet.



  1. spayor

    November 1, 2016 at 4:11 AM

    Parents always bear everything….Good or bad…

    • Metu Nyetu

      November 1, 2016 at 4:47 AM

      MY DEAR, THEY SHOULD bear it. A family whose moral guage is well-tempered translates to a sane society, for the family is the very foundation of the society.

  2. Endure

    November 1, 2016 at 5:29 AM

    While it is important for parents to bring up their children in the mental regulating of God,it is however noteworthy that the parent cannot be policing their children wherever they go.

    So it is left for the children that are now mature to hold on to whatever good moral they’ve been taught by their parent.

    Sometimes parent shouldn’t get the whole of the blame. Their are so many factors that can seriously affect the upbringing of children. Many children become corrupt when they are out of the sight of their parent. Perhaps when they are in schools where all sought of bad things take place. The same also goes to the environment in which we live.

    So while parental training can significantly impact the lives of their children for good,it is also rest on the growing child that is living far away from his or her parent to live according to the good morals instill in him by the parent.

    • reeva

      November 1, 2016 at 10:41 AM

      you are vry corret, thks

    • Lady D

      November 1, 2016 at 12:06 PM

      Endure you just on point. Does the reverend sister know who her parents her. Its left for her to have principle as a matured woman.

  3. fifelomo

    November 1, 2016 at 6:36 AM

    Not disputing that fact. But I am also of the opinion that once you are rightly or wrongly brought up its left to you to behave well in the society. She’s a big shame to the family.

  4. Pat

    November 1, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Unfortunately parents are always to blame. In some cases ,parents do all they can and one child remains diffiant . Its not their fault. The child is just who its is. If the teach you at home and you don’t accept, they will teach outside.

  5. betty

    November 1, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    I disagree with the Rev sis. parents are really trying to bring up their kids. But our youth want to test riches most especially when they have rich friends.

  6. sola olaniyi

    November 3, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    You’re right @Metu

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