OYHA Expresses Concern on Increased Juvenile Menace

Oyo State House of Assembly has advised the executive arm in the State through the Ministry of Women Affairs to urgently embark on sensitization programmes on the negative effect of delinquency among juveniles in the society. 

The House in its first plenary of the year, expressed concern over the increasing rate of juvenile delinquency among out of school children in the state, attributing the development to poor parenting. 

This followed a motion brought to the House by a member representing Ogbomoso North constituency, Mrs Bimbo Oladeji on the need for the executive arm to take steps at reducing the menace of crimes among youths. 

Presenting the motion, Mrs Oladeji who observed that there has been increase in cases of gangsterism and hooliganism, especially among youths between the ages of 16 and 18 years, suggested that more juvenile homes with necessary facilities be established in the state. 

In a resolution, Speaker of the House, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin urged the executive to build more schools with quality teachers and directed the House Committee on Information to make enquires on the awareness programmes of the executive on juvenile delinquency.

The House also passed into law, the State Agribusiness Development Programme Bill 2019 after scaling through the second reading.

Mosope Kehinde.

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