by Chi Ibe
Attitude Productions, an Umuahia-based non-governmental organisation, has announced its intention to encourage young girls to maintain their virginity as a way of raising moral standards in the society.
Prosper Ekekwe, head of the NGO, has said the group will thus celebrate a World Purity Day every year. “The 2012 celebration is going to be the first of its kind the world over and it is important to note that this celebration is starting in Nigeria. Any girl that keeps her virginity till marriage will be celebrated and the first set of virgins will be rewarded with brand new cars during the 2013 World Purity Day,” he said.
Ekekwe said such virgins would only be identified at their wedding eve, after a confirmation of their status by a team of female medical doctors.
“We will also set up Purity Brigade in all secondary schools across the country and purity homes to rehabilitate harlots and drug addicts,” he stated, stressing that the group also had packages for outstanding students of institutions of higher learning.
He said the aim of the awards was to dissuade the younger generation from engaging in activities that would further erode the image of the country. “This group is a movement of people tired of the current moral decadence and willing to enthrone responsible living among the people and this cut across religion and race.”