Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has urged children to shun drug abuse and inculcate the spirit of godliness and moral standard.
The governor also appealed to parents to reflect in the upbringing of their children the spirit of ‘Omoluabi ethos’ which is cardinal to the Yoruba.
He spoke at the celebration of the 2019 National Children’s Day, at the Osogbo City Stadium on Monday.
Oyetola, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, implored the children to prioritize their education and treasure their future above other things.
Describing the theme of the occasion, “Drug Abuse among Children: Addressing the Challenges”, as “timely and apt,” the governor said all hands must be on deck to build a sane society in view of the damning statistics and reports on drug abuse among children.
“May I seize this opportunity to warn our children against hard drugs intake. Drugs are destroyers of health and killers of dreams to…