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It is okay to intrude into our children's privacy to guide them on the right part - Lagos First Lady

Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, Lagos First Lady Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, Lagos First Lady

The Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has said that it is okay for parents to intrude in the privacy of their children in order to guide them on the right part.

Mrs Sanwo-Olu who was speaking at a special Eid-El-Fitr celebration hosted by the Lagos State first family and the state government held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja to commemorate the end of Ramadan, advised the youth to avoid any ungoldly, immoral and bestial acts.

She charged parents to be concerned about the wellbeing of their children as she called on stakeholders in the education sector to mobilise in solving the prolonged ASUU strike.

For over two months, the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU embarked on a strike action which has led students to remain at home. The first Lady described this strike as a ticking time bomb, as the devil finds work for the idle hands.

She said, “Our children need to go back to school. It is a ticking time bomb when our children sit at home doing nothing. The devil will find work for the idle hands. Our children, those in the universities, sitting down at home for two months is not a plus for us and so anytime we have the opportunity, we as parents, especially mothers, should continue speaking up.

“The federal universities are shut down as a result of the ASUU strike. We plead and plead that God will help us to resolve this issue. I don’t feel comfortable that the students are at home and whatever it takes, all hands must be on deck to ensure that they go back to school,” she said.

“As we bask in the euphoria of this sacred celebration, it is also important to seize the opportunity of this spiritual exercise to admonish our children and youths to shun all ungodly, immoral, and bestial acts.

“As parents and guardians too, we must lead by example and pay closer attention to the totality of what concerns our children and wards. It is okay to intrude into their privacy and ensure that we guide them on the right path.

“More importantly, let us be their true and sincere friends so that we can earn their trust and confidence to discuss anything and everything with us. That way, we have the unique opportunity to put things right,” she said.