The Lagos State Government has urged residents who are parents to build good characters among their children via showing good examples.
The state government made the call at a training programme tagged ‘Better Parenting’ organised for residents of Ikorodu at Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat.
Facilitator and Executive Director, Oasis Youth Initiative, Mrs. Ruth Haruna stressed that better parenting entails protecting children from vices.
She said that parents need not shy away from their responsibilities of providing for their children as lack of provision mostly lead children to indulging in vices.
Speaking on the import of the programme, The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development (MYSD), Mr. Olusegun Dawodu represented by the Director, Child Development, MYSD, Mrs. Bukayo Odukayo said that the programme is geared towards promoting better parenting among parents in the community.
He said that if urgent action is not taken to stem the tide of poor parenting, then our youths would keep declining morally.
His words, : “It has come to the knowledge of the State Government that many of the social vices prevalent in the society are usually perpetrated by children with improper upbringing and poor parenting or from broken homes. Therefore, in order to arrest this ugly trend, the Ministry has decided to create a training programme specifically tailored towards this urgent need”.
The Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government, Hon. Wasiu Adeshina, represented by the Head of Agric Department, Mrs. Halimat Bamishile, appreciated the State Government for the training programme which rolled out solutions to the root cause of moral decadence among youths in the community.