Hardship: Commissioner urges youths to stay off crime

Hardship: Commissioner urges youths to stay off crime
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The Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Mobolaji Ogunlende, has advised youths in the state to steer clear of crime and focus on self development.

The commissioner gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, against the backdrop of the harsh economic situation.

“We all know that times are tough, which was why my governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, rolled out palliative measures. I know it’s not easy for young, impressionable people in this economy.

“Crime, no matter how it’s coloured or disguised, will never be the way out. The temptation is high; I want to encourage youths to be patient with themselves and stay out of trouble.

“Continue to be hardworking. Take advantage of the current palliative measures; get your cowry cards to ease your movement,” Ogunlende said.

On the increase of area boys on the streets of Lagos, the commissioner told newsmen that it was as a result of clearing under the bridges across the state.

“We want a safe Lagos for everyone. Clearing some of the underbridges, which were their hideout, they now have no choice but to surface.

“We’re aware. Myself and the Commissioner of Police, Environment, and RRS, are in partnership to address this. We’re handling it,” the commissioner said.

Hardship: Commissioner urges youths to stay off crime


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