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Children’s Day: Ojo LG Chairman urges the children to shun social vices

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Hon. Rasulu Idowu, Chairman, Ojo Local Government, on Friday urged children to shun social vices such as thuggery, cultism and cybercrime.

He gave the charge at the event organised by the local Government to commemorate the  2022 Children’s day.

The event, with the theme: “Investing in our future means investing in our children”, took place at Awori College, Ojo, with 32 schools.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that May 27 is a national day set aside to recognise and celebrate children all over the nation.

He said children should stay away from acts capable of bringing their families into disrepute.

“Some of the social vices include but are not limited to examination malpractice, indecent dressing, prostitution, political thuggery, cultism, drug addiction and cybercrimes.

“Parents and Guardians are equally advised to always monitor their children and wards to always conduct themselves in moral manners.

“Our administration shall continue to impact meaningfully on educational development and growth. We shall strive to become the role model for others to emulate,” he said.

Idowu said that Government, communities, religious bodies, and non-governmental organizations must all work together to find a lasting solution.

“On our part, we are doing our best to encourage our children with qualitative education at the grassroots.

“I commend the support and cooperation of our Royal fathers, Baales, Community Development Committee, Chairmen and members of our great party, the All Progress Congress (APC), and the entire good people of this Local Government.

“I wish all the children a happy and fruitful celebration while I heartily congratulate the winners for their landmark victories.

NAN reports that the event featured a March past, dancing and a grand finale of a football competition among the various primary schools in the Local Government.

Cash, school bags and other prizes were given to the winners. Army Cantonment Primary School, Ojo, won the football tournament while St. Michael School 1, Ojo, came second.

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