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.