Ambode warns parents against street trading


The lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has urged parents to endeavour to respect the Child Right Law provisions of the state.

The appeal came as he advised them to desist from engaging their children in street trading during school hours.

Ambode stated this while presenting 250 West African Senior School Certificate Examination forms to indigent residents of Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area on Tuesday.

The governor, represented by...
the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Elizabeth Ariyo, also commended the council’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Abdulrasaq Ajala, for the initiative.

Ambode said, “What we are witnessing today is part of the social responsibility of the government to ensure that life is more comfortable for the people. It is therefore necessary to appeal to parents to secure the future of their children and themselves by not engaging them in street trading during school hours.

“To the beneficiaries, I enjoin you to show appreciation by performing well in your examination. This is the only way you can make the council and your parents proud.”

Ajala had earlier, urged the beneficiaries to see education as a tool to free them from poverty.

He also urged to recipients to work hard to justify the council’s investment in them.

He added, “You must take your academics seriously so that you can use it as a tool to free yourself from the shackles of poverty, ignorance, diseases and all manner of vices. You must also inculcate excellent moral conduct, such that your immediate community can vouch for your character.

“I must not fail to let parents know that many of these beneficiaries must brace up their academic standard so as to excel in the forthcoming examination and other examinations ahead. This is our objective.”

A parent of one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Toyin Egberongbe, commended the council for the gesture.

Egberongbe, whose 14-year-old son, Amir, scored the highe