Lagos State Government has fixed no less than three infant manufacturing plants and protected 162 surrendered babies, sexually mishandled children among others. The State Government moreover evacuated from the roads 1,680 children, beggars/destitute/mentally challenged people, to guarantee rational soundness returns to streets within the state. Commissioner for Young people and Social Advancement, Mr. Agboola Dabiri, gave the measurements amid ecclesiastical press briefing in Alausa, Ikeja. He deplored that the state of mind of guardians towards their children was not improving.
Dabiri said: “To guarantee security for children in Lagos State, we have closed three illicit shelter homes. Of these, one works as child plant whereas two others were unregistered homes. “The children and young people protected from the child plant and homes were set at government affirmed homes for care and protection.”
Aside the children being protected from the homes, the commissioner complained that guardians mishandle their children’s rights which was captured beneath Child’s Right Law 2015. As portion of endeavors to guarantee their rights were ensured in Lagos, Dabiri said: “162 children who were protected amid the period beneath audit, comprises 62 Guys and 100 Females. He included: “Also, 1,680 beggars/destitute/mentally challenged people and road children were protected off the lanes of Lagos out of which 1,299 rehabilitee were discharged to their relations for re-integration.”
The commissioner in any case, criticized the rate of sedate mishandle and other social indecencies among the youth. He said it had ended up a cankerworm, vowing, be that as it may, that the state government was prepared to handle and battle it to a stop. The commissioner said that sedate manhandle among young people had gone past the routine utilize of pot and cigarette smoking.
“They are presently into bizarre things like admissions of codeine, tramadol, blend of pop drinks and fade, toothpaste, utilize of LCD tablets, indeed to the degree of the utilize of the poison of dark mamba snake.
“A parcel of programs have been lined up to handle the danger and we are going battle it to a halt. We are similarly locks in non- legislative offices and youth associations for them to sensitise their individuals and young people on tranquil conduct,” the commissioner added.
According to him, the state government in 2016 created and propelled the state’s youth approach, a record directing the conduct and undertakings of adolescents within the state.