Ambode’s Wife Asks Students To Shun Social Vices

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode (middle), being presented with an appreciation award plague by Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun (right) during the 2nd LASU Distinguished Lecture Series at the University Auditorium, Ojo, on Tuesday, 28 August, 2018. With them is SUG President, Olalere Moshood (left).


The wife of Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode, has asked students to shun cultism, drug abuse and other social vices.

The governor’s wife made the appeal on Tuesday at the auditorium of Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo where she was one of the speakers at the second LASU Distinguished Lecture Series.

She urged the students not to bow to peer pressure but make the best use of the knowledge gained in school for self-development.

“No matter the peer pressure, emotional challenge or psychological issues you may be facing, I urge you to say no to drugs, cultism and other vices. One moment of indiscretion is enough to ruin a life,” she said.

Ambode who is also a graduate of LASU described the institution as one of the most prestigious.

She reflected that the founding fathers of the school had a vision of academic distinction for all students that would pass through it, hence the robust academic agenda and the phenomenal rise of the institution.

She said because of the quality of education in that institution, many products of the school had gained global recognition and doing very well in coveted professions around the world.

She commended the university authorities for the establishment of a Career Development Centre, for continuous improvement of LASU graduates, for professional efficiency and effectiveness.

In his welcome address, Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun revealed scholastic and professional achievements recorded by the institution.

He noted that the United Nations had just chosen a cohort of millennium fellows from the University, to support its Sustainable Development Goals.

Other such exploits according to him, included an on-going exchange programme with Indiana University, USA, among other inspiring achievements.

Professor Fagbohun stressed that the Centre for Career Development was established to entrench the potential of students, with a vision to chart career pathways and produce employable and marketable graduates, for national and global relevance.

Guest speakers, Joke Silva, Segun Arinze and Mrs Dan-Faparusi Ogugua Enitan, spoke to the students on how to adopt the five Ds of Desire, Determination, Diligence, Dedication and Discipline, in their pursuit of career success, adding that they should get rid of fear and be prepared to start small.

Lagos, Osun Welcome New Year Baby

Wife of Lagos State governor, Bolanle Ambode and wife of Osun State Governor, Sherifat Aregbesola have welcome the state’s New Year babies.

The babies were welcomed with gifts by the governors wife who visited them on January 1, 2018 at the various hospitals.

Sherifat Aregbesola of Osun State presented gifts to first baby of the year during a visit to the state hospital in Asubiaro, Osogbo, the state capital. The baby, weighing 3.5kg was born to the family of the Okewumis at about 2.18 a.m.

Aregbesola advised the parents to always take the welfare of their children as priority and encouraged them on maintaining hygienic environment.

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Lagos’ New Year Baby Victory Ibhadon, a male who weighs 3.26kg at birth, was born 12:05am at the Gbagada General Hospital, Kosofe Local Government Area.

The wife of the Lagos State governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode visited the baby with gifts. She visited the baby alongside other government officials in the state to welcome other babies born the same time.

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Gov Ambode’s Wife Cautions Parents Against Child Labour

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has called on parents and guardians to stop child labour and pay more attention to the welfare of their children and wards.

She made the remarks at the weekend while interacting with journalists at Ikeja, on the celebration of the 2017 World Day Against Child Labour.

Mrs Ambode described child labour as a crime against humanity adding that it keeps the child away from enjoying the benefits of childhood, which according to her should be the happiest and most memorable period on one’s life.

She believes the non-eradication of the illegal act interferes with the child’s right to basic education, making them vulnerable and a social liability to the country.

“Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of the joy of childhood; interferes with their ability to attend regular schools, which is mentally, physically, socially and morally dangerous and harmful to the society. This practice is considered exploitative.

“Every child should enjoy childhood when they must live in the love and care of their parents. However, this illegal act of child labour forces the child to live like an adult. It causes untold emotional pains for the child and leads to unhealthy and unbalanced development of the mind, as well as social and intellectual backwardness.”

Speaking further, Bolanle noted that healthy children are the future and power-house of any country, stressing that engaging in child labour amounts to spoiling and destroying the future of the children and the country at large.

She however noted that Lagos State walked tall as the first state in the federation to pass the Child’s Rights Law providing the platform to enforce the rights of children.

Mrs Ambode enjoined mothers and guardians to always extend love to their children and wards, and to encourage a balanced lifestyle for their proper growth and development.

The admonition is coming on the heels of the World Day against Child Labour marked every June 12, to raise awareness on the plight of child labourers across the world.