Member, House of Representatives, Hon. Ganiyu Johnson has called on parents to pay attention to the conduct of their wards at schools and places of learning. He said this complements teachers’ efforts.
The lawmaker, who was represented by his wife Funke, during the presentation of free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms and tutorial classes to 250 pupils at the Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 2, said inadequate attention to their wards exposed them to cultism in schools.
He said parents should go the extra mile to ensure that the virtue of good behaviour was inculcated in them, noting that school training is not enough for them.
He added: “We will request that parents train their children in the fear of the Lord, so that they can also impact the society positively. Cultism is a vice, parents should inculcate good culture in their children to make them good ambassadors outside their homes”
The lawmaker urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the free tutorial that would span three weeks, adding that the best five candidates would be given scholarship.
Johnson said education was the major weapon to fight poverty, stressing that he would do everything within his reach to ensure the constituency lives above board in the fight against illiteracy and poverty.
He said when idle hands were engaged, criminality would reduce. He urged the beneficiaries to strive harder to climb higher in their quest to be relevant and affect the society positively.
Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Isolo Government Area, Ganiyu Bello said Johnson”s efforts to impact on the constituency had been tremendous.
According to him, God had blessed the constituency with a philanthropist who had been touching the lives of people positively.
He said since 1999, the constituency had never had the kind of representative it enjoys under the present lawmaker, stressing the lawmaker had changed the narrative of leadership in the constituency.