Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba has called on students to be better role models for their parents and community as the yuletide season draws close on the turf of cool breeze and aquatic splendour.
The Council boss, speaking at the maiden edition of a leadership and orientation program organised for public schools by the LCDA and Ikorodu News Network (INN), enjoined pupils to abstain from every aspect of social vices to keep her community free from cynical effects.
Themed; December To Remember, Creating awareness to Caution Students against Social vices, the program hosted all five primary public schools across the local council development area, also enlisting the support of the National Orientation Agency.
Represented by her vice-chairman, Hon. Femi Kareem, the pupils were taught that every leader of tomorrow must be ready to comprehend and follow optimistic strides to create a favourable corridor for the generation unborn.
Urging students to be security mindful about their vicinities, Hon. Femi Kareem advised the young scholars to imbibe the habit of asking questions whenever they’re faced with odd scenarios in their immediate environment.
He continued, “You should be apt to say something if you see anything which is not part of your everyday formalities and constructive actions”.
“Understanding that as a student, your first place of knowledge is your home and second is your school, every order pattern of influence must be questioned and honestly verified before accepted”.
“As young lads, you must remember that It takes a good follower to become a better leader, listening very well to your parents and teachers will prevent you from the hostile side of life which harbours guilt”.
Appreciating Ikorodu News Network (INN) for coming up with such a laudable educational initiative, Hon. Femi concluded by disclosing that more insightful programs will be organised in the council to enhance its educational sector.
Highlighting the numerous forms of social vices, Mr Ajayi Taiwo from the National Orientation Agency explained to students that Social vices are bad traits, unhealthy, and negative behaviours that are not in the morality of the community and are frowned upon by members of society.
According to Mr Ajayi, Social vices are considered abnormal behaviour in society that violates social norms and expectations.
“Indicators of social vices stem from as small as dressing inappropriately, to drinking alcohol, smoking, abusing drugs and other catalysts that can ultimately induce an individual to constitute nuisance in the community” He said.
“Examination malpractice, cultism, prostitution, premarital sexual activities and stealing are also exemplars of antagonistic actions that stimulate social vices, causing unrest to the neighbourhood”.