Play your roles properly in the lives of your children – Commissioner charges parents
Oyo State government has urged youths in the state to desist from violence and restiveness.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Print Media to the governor, Mr Moses Alao indicates that the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Bayo Lawal gave the admonition while speaking with journalists after a stakeholders’ security meeting held at the Ibadan North-East Local Government.
The commissioner noted that the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration remained committed to putting in place policies that would bring about a new lease of life to the state’s teeming youth population.
He said the governor was worried about the gang wars and hoodlums crisis in some parts of Ibadan, noting that he ordered that the meeting be held to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crisis and come up with lasting solutions.
According to the commissioner, hard drugs have been fingered as the major cause of the restiveness, even as he warned parents to rein in their wards by playing their roles properly in their lives.
The stakeholder security meeting which was organized sequel to security breaches by hoodlums and violent gangs in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital, was attended by critical stakeholders in the local government, Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Owolabi Olakulehin; Chief Lateef Oyelade, Mogajis, local security outfits such as the Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC) and Asoludero Guards and heads of security agencies, among others.