The need for parents, government, NGOs, social workers, educationist and other relevant agencies to live up to their responsibilities in the proper upbringing of children formed the bases of the third anniversary of Hope for Second Chance Foundation, HOSEC held at Jericho in Ibadan.

The event which attracted child rights activists, government representatives, community development partners and National Orientation Agency highlighted the neglect, sexual assault and violence against Nigerian children and women.

In an address of welcome, the executive director of the foundation, Mrs Ibukunoluwa Otesile said the increasing number of hoodlums in Nigeria was as a result of failed parenting and unconcerned posture of stakeholders to the plight of abandoned children.

In their separate goodwill messages, the Senior Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor on Diaspora Matters Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, Representatives of Oyo State Commissioner Of Education, Aderibigbe Adekunle, State Coordinator of National Orientation Agency, Mrs Folake Ayoola and the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters Mr Fatai Owoseeni, stressed the need for individual homes to imbibe the right values in their children, cultural rejuvenation by all for all children,

The failure of these, according to them, portends great dangers for the nation in the nearest future.

Apart from stage adaptation and the launch of a book titled “cost of silence”, the event also featured cutting of the third anniversary cake of the foundation

Rotimi Famakin


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