The Osun State Authorities has stated it was crucial to have a good time and recognise youngsters as necessary members of the society on whose shoulders the hope, aspirations and imaginative and prescient of the society rests.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola made this recognized Thursday throughout his speech to commemorate the yr 2021 Youngsters’s Day celebration in Osogbo.
He revealed that youngsters had been invaluable stakeholders whose voice mattered within the collective drive to take the state to larger heights.
The state governor famous that youngsters had been the strategic inspiration behind the dedication to constructing a peaceable, progressive and forward-looking state.
He revealed that the state will proceed to prioritise schooling and take note of the welfare of lecturers, a transfer that has acquired an eighteen p.c vote within the state’s 2021 funds.
Oyetola suggested the kids to keep away from illicit medicine, cultism, destructive influences and the extreme use of social media.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Ladies, Youngsters and Social Affairs, Olubukola Olaboopo warned all perpetrators of evil and abuse in opposition to youngsters to desist from such or keep away from Osun State
She warned that the state has been declared a hazard zone for violators of kids.
She additionally appealed to folks, lecturers, guardians to all the time monitor their youngsters and wards and in addition put money into them to safe their future.
Olaboopo suggested dad and mom to take heed to their youngsters’s security arguing that leaving them within the care of pals and relations shouldn’t be all the time the best choice.
She defined that the Youngsters’s Day occasion is commonly held to have a good time the existence of kids and spotlight the challenges going through them and guarantee they get pleasure from peace.
Consistent with the theme of the yr 2021 celebration, ‘unite to reverse the influence of COVID-19 pandemic on youngsters, she stated it was disheartening to know that many youngsters had been traumatised as a result of lack of their dad and mom and the lockdown.
The Commissioner added that regardless of all these setbacks, the state broke the document of being probably the most children-friendly state within the nation in 2020.
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