Ogun Inaugurates Task Force To Prevent School Children From Roaming The Streets - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, February 17, 2022

Ogun Inaugurates Task Force To Prevent School Children From Roaming The Streets


Ogun State Government  has inaugurated a task force to prevent learners from roaming the streets during school hours, so as to nip all forms of social menace especially among school children in the bud

The State Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Funmilayo Efuwape who is the Chairman of the task force made this Known during the inaugural ceremony held at the Ministry's Conference Room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Efuwape, represented by the Director of Rehabilitation Services, Mr. Kehinde Egbeolowo described as disheartening, a situation where a large number of school children are seen roaming the streets during school hours, many of who are engaged in fighting, gambling and other vices harmful to society.

 "Let me remind the populace that it is the duty of the government as enshrined in the Civil Rights Law of Ogun State to protect the best interest of the child in all matters, it, therefore, becomes important to rescue these children from the streets", she said.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Melutia Ogunremi had in her welcome speech, expressed the  readiness of the state to caution, counsel and prosecute erring parents by serving yellow cards as a warning, with a stated fine on the first offender, after which a Red Card would be served, meaning such parents would be prosecuted at the family court.

She said the stakeholders which comprised of the Ministry, Security Agencies, Representatives from Child Protection Network, School Crime Prevention Team and Ministry of Education would be going to the streets frequently to rescue and monitor the activities of these children.

Ogunremi urged all stakeholders to join hands to with the committee to deliver on its mandate.


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