The Nation (Nigeria)

Sanwo-olu’s wife seeks communal child training

- By Oyebola Owolabi

WIFE of Lagos State Governor Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-olu has called for a return to community-based system where the welfare of every child is the responsibi­lity of parents and guardians.

She spoke when she hosted Muslim sisters to a one-day seminar at the State House in Alausa, Ikeja.

The seminar’s theme was: Women, obedience: Ne s for a s ccessf l home and nation b ilding.

She believes inculcatin­g the right values in children and youths at community level remained one of the solutions to rising insecurity in the country.

According to her, parents mut embrace the system where every mother cares about children.

She said: "...we need to go back and check where we got it wrong. The angry youths out there were birthed by women. The question is where did we go wrong? Why are they so annoyed with the system and then fighting us?

“So, it is apt that we talk to our women in various organisati­ons. It is important that we look back and retrace our steps, and look at what correction­s we can give from the home front.”

Mrs. Sanwo-olu recalled how people used to care for all children within the community, saying it was important more than before to go back to the system where what affects one, affects all.

“In those days when we were much younger, every mother was a mother to every child in the community, that was how it used to be...’

The governor's wife explained that the seminar was designed to bring Muslim sisters up to speed with skills and informatio­n to help them contribute to a peaceful society and national developmen­t.

Chief Imam of Lagos Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-nola noted that women must be well educated, financiall­y independen­t, of good character, morally upright, prayerful and know their rights if they must contribute to national developmen­t.

The seminar also featured lectures on violence against women, work/life balance, and others.

 ??  ?? From left: Senior Special Assistant (Tertiary Institutio­ns and Students Relations) to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, Sanyaolu Omotayo; Special Adviser to the governor on Education Tokunbo Wahab; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE) Adeniran Kasali; Director of Administra­tion and Human Resources Mrs. Oluranti Fadipe and Director of Finance and Accounts Mrs. Lola Akinsola at the closing of a threeday Capacity Building Retreat, organised by OSAE at Jubilee Chalets in Epe, Lagos.
From left: Senior Special Assistant (Tertiary Institutio­ns and Students Relations) to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, Sanyaolu Omotayo; Special Adviser to the governor on Education Tokunbo Wahab; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE) Adeniran Kasali; Director of Administra­tion and Human Resources Mrs. Oluranti Fadipe and Director of Finance and Accounts Mrs. Lola Akinsola at the closing of a threeday Capacity Building Retreat, organised by OSAE at Jubilee Chalets in Epe, Lagos.

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