Child Labour, Trafficking Can’t Thrive in Ekiti, Says Fayemi


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Governor Kayode Fayemi , has assured that his government will continue to work hard to prevent all forms of crimes   against children ad humanity  in the  state.

Fayemi added that his government will tighten noose on the  perpetrators of child labour , trafficking and  prostitution through legal and robust  policy formulation, in order not to destroy the lives of the country’s future leaders.

Fayemi spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday during the 2019 edition of the children’s day celebration.

The governor, represented by the Commissioner for Youths, Mr. Michael Awopetu, said :”The lives and future  of our children are paramount to this government and we will spare nothing to protect them.

“We have enacted laws like gender based violence prohibition law, child right law, equal opportunities  law and also introduced school feeding programme to add values to the lives of our children.

” We are committed to your future and we enjoin our parents to collaborate with government , so that our policies targeted at the children population can be achieved.

“These children are our future and we will protect them through effective government policies and actions”, Fayemi assured.

The Speaker, Ekiti children’s Parliament, Hon. Michael Adebanji, tasked the government on the need to  tackle the challenge of drug abuse among the youths.

Calling on government to employ more teachers in schools, Adebanji,  lauded the government for initiating school feeding programme, saying this will shore up enrolments in schools and ensure balanced diet in the nutrition of the school children.

“I want the government to make environment  more conducive and safer for children by fighting  all forms of violence. They should Make sure the youths are engaged gainfully,  so that they can be removed  from all forms of crimes and drug abuse”.