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Lagos Lawmakers, First Lady Charge Students On Proper Conduct

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By Felix Kuyinu

Members the Lagos House of Assembly have implored students in the state on proper conduct, academic excellence in ensuring a positive future.

The lawmakers alongside wife of the state’s Governor, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Friday also drummed support for the attending pupils – all male, during an event tagged ‘Lagos Boy Child Initiative (LBCI).’

Sanwo-Olu, who arrived with the wife of the Deputy Governor, Oluremi Hamzat, was received by the Speaker of the House, Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, and other members of the Assembly at a special plenary session held to encourage the children.

Obasa reminisced back to his academic days noting how he got challenged to love Literature after he attended a theatre performance. He explained the roles of the legislature in the welfare of students in the state as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He encouraged the visiting students to inculcate in themselves the zeal to be true leaders of tomorrow and stay off criminal activities as that would hamper a fulfilling educational career and future.

The Speaker further advised them to be good children to their parents and focus on their academics, and also always  remember what they learned at the event and be law abiding.

Obasa said that the Assembly would be keen in ensuring and promoting the welfare of the pupils in the state and promised that the child right’s law which was passed by the Assembly recently will get  needed attention.

Addressing the House, Sanwo-Olu said the young boys, under the aegis of the Lagos State Boy Child Initiative, were selected from public and private schools as well as orphanages and correctional facilities.

She noted that focus has mostly been on the girl child adding that the initiative is aimed, among others, to mentor young boys, raise awareness about the rights of the boy child and make them useful to society.