He stated this on Saturday when the National Coordinator, Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices (POCACOV), CSP Ebere Amaraizu, paid him an advocacy visit in Karu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amaraizu was on the advocacy visit in company with the Programme Officer, Partners West Africa Nigeria: Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, Mr Henry Anoliefo.
A statement issued in Abuja by Mr Onuora Aninwobodo, the Media Officer of POCACOV, quoted the monarch as lamenting the menace of cultism in the society.
According to him, the issue of social vices and cultism in society is getting out of hand.
He said that as a result of the menace, children were no longer afraid of their parents and teachers.
“I wonder how the next generation will imbibe morals without initiatives like the campaign against cultism, as youths now prefer to follow material enrichment,” he said.
Yepwi called for more efforts in taking the programme to schools and homes, saying that if children imbibed morals at school and home, the society would be better, while cultism would be eradicated or reduced.
The statement also quoted Amaraizu to have said that the programme would be taken to every community after its national launch in Abuja on March 12, at the NAF event centre.
“It will be launched by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the initiator of the programme,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the campaign had started in 2015 and was aimed at curtailing certain crimes in the society, in line with the tenets of community-oriented policing.