Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola today called on children across the state to be security conscious, listen to their parents and avoid entering vehicles lacking the state colours and those without registration numbers so that they do not fall into wrong hands.
The governor who spoke at an occasion to mark the 2013 children’s day urged all to desist from joining cult activities and insist on clubs such as Boys Scouts if they must join any society.
“Do not enter public vehicles that are not painted in the state official colours or vehicles without registration numbers. Do not take substances like marijuana and avoid joining cult groups or bad company. If you must join any club, join the voluntary clubs like the Sheriff Guards, Boys Scout, Boys Brigade, Girls Guide, Red Cross. You must be sensible and obedient but don’t be afraid. Your teachers and parents will advise you, always listen to them”, he explained.
He said that Lagos State has made considerable progress in many fields including education, sports and other fields like debates and quiz competitions adding that performance in examinations has improved from 35 percent to 70 and 80 percent across schools in the state.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Head Boy of Agidingbi Senior Grammar School, Master Shadeko Adejuwon thanked the Lagos State Government for its unrelenting effort in developing education in the state and appealed to the parents to, as a matter of necessity, check the school books of their children and wards on a daily so as to know how they are faring in school.