Lagos Sensitises Students On Cultism
In line with the resolve of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to ensure the safety of all residents, including students of tertiary institutions, the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) has organised a one-day sensitisation programme on the social vices in tertiary institutions in the State.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale disclosed this at a Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the first year anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration.
According to her, this was done with a view to creating awareness on the social and economic costs of engaging in cultism, drug abuse, sexual harassment and examination malpractices as well as highlighting the effects of an impediment to academic performance, loss of valuable time as a result of school closure, untimely deaths and disruption of social and economic activities in their host communities.
Princess Adebowale further said that apart from its civic engagement responsibilities, the Office is also saddled with the responsibility of engendering a very cordial relationship among all arms of government towards achieving good governance, timely delivery of dividends of democracy to the good people of Lagos State and attainment of A Greater Lagos through the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
She said the Office of Civic Engagement organised a three-day Executive and Legislative Parley with the theme: “Harmonious Relationship among Various Arms of Government: A Necessity for A Greater Lagos” held from 3rd to 5th March, 2020 at the Orchid Hotel, Lekki Lagos.
The parley, which she said was chaired by Mr. Governor, was attended by all Legislators in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Representatives of the various Constituencies of the State at the National Assembly, Members of the State Executive Council, Governor's Advisory Council members and other key stakeholders in the development of the State.
The Special Adviser said the parley reviewed activities and mandates of each arm of government and developed a strategy for dealing with potential conflicts in the overall interest of the State.
She also disclosed that as part of its core responsibilities, the Office also held the Civic Week Celebration, aimed at reawakening the consciousness of Lagosians towards their civic duties and to remind the good people of Lagos State that the task of building a Greater Lagos is a responsibility for both the government and the governed.
According to her, the occasion was also used to sensitise Lagosians on the new development agenda of the State - T.H.E.M.E.S, as well as admonish youths on the need to develop productive skills and talents so that they become agents of positive change in their communities and embrace civic responsibilities.
As part of efforts to checkmate the spread of Coronavirus, the Special Adviser said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approved the production and distribution of 100 units of handwashing stations at Markets, Bus-Stops, Hospitals and other high-traffic public places within the State, saying that these handwashing stations were innovatively made by local fabricators with a regular supply of dispensable soap and reticulated water supply.
She added that the deployment of the handwashing stations was aimed at fostering the culture and practice of promoting good hygiene among the citizenry towards curbing the spread of the COVID-19 in the State, imploring all residents to adhere to safety measures at all times as directed by the Government.