By Prince Okafor
Lagos—With attention geared towards ensuring good morals among children across the country, Lagos state, weekend called on parents and individuals to join hands to bring up children worthy of the country’s pride.
The Executive Secretary Yaba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos, Mrs. Bola Lawal-Olumegbon, who made this call at the Sparkle Foundation Smiley Face Children Day event in Yaba, urges all parents, community leaders, social groups, voluntary organization and co-operative organizations as well as teachers and children to shun all acts of juvenile delinquencies found in the present age.
She said: “Business as usual is not enough to ensure that every child’s right is protected. We need new ideas and approach, as a guide line for every human right to be protected as well as that of our children who are the future of our tomorrow.
“Child’s right includes; their right to association with both parents, human identity and the basis for physical protection, food, universal basic education, health care and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child.”
On her part, the founder Sparkle Foundation, Mrs. Olasinbo Ojuroye, said that her satisfaction is to see that children enjoy their childhood and stay focused, adding that “there is no point trying to run ahead of time as the seasons for children are different.”