- Pastor David Ibiyeomie has advised parents against giving their children who have not gotten to the university level phones
- The founder of Salvation Ministries said that parents must insist on doing what is right even if their children kick against it
- Many Nigerians who reacted to the sermon were divided over the rightness and wrongness of giving a child a phone
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The founder and head pastor of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, has waded into the recent Chrisland issue involving minors and how bad parenting could be blamed.
In a sermon reshared by Goldmyne, the clergyman said that no parent should buy their children a phone until the wards get to the university.
I never gave my son a phone
He said that it may be hard, but parents have got to stand their ground. Giving a personal example, he revealed that he stopped his son from using a phone until he got to a higher institution and he values that lesson today.
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Phone is a distraction to kids
Pastor Ibiyeomie said that when a child is using a phone, it could be quite a distraction as many things pop up.
He added that parents could install land phones in their homes for communication, arguing that the children could always use their parents' mobile devices.
Watch his sermon below:
Nigerians divided over Ibiyeomie's sermon
Below are some of the reactions:
"Try it let your children turn technological handicapped."
"I swear!!! When you tell the rich people this, they will say it’s because you are poor."
"Your own kids had phone at tender age too sir, no come here con dey do eye service."
"My dad got me my first phone (Nokia 3310) when I was in 100 level."
"We have parent guild in gadget - it’s not phone - children need to learn wrong from good—you have to expose your children and let know see good and also see the bad side of things … teach them don’t hide it from them."
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