Parents and guardians have been advised to stop forcing professions and occupations on their children and wards, but should rather encourage them in whatever legal means they choose to earn their daily bread.
The Director General of the Lagos Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, gave the advice during the weekend at the unveiling of an electric car assembled by students of Lekki Peculiar school in conjunction with an NGO, Youngstars Foundation.
Youngstars Foundation is an African youth NGO that is raising young people and building youth organizations to proactively improve leadership, democratic governance and innovations in the continent and as well raising qualitative youth leadership.
Mojola, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the event tagged “Techtaiment camp project exhibition” advised children to always listen attentively to learn from the wealth of experience of their parents and other adults in positions of authority.
Represented by Mr Rafiu Ajose, Lanre Mojola who commended the initiative of the management and staff of the school, especially on their efforts at showcasing inbuilt capacities of their students by not limiting them to academic pursuits alone, maintained that in this era of technology and entertainment, if well harnessed, both fields can become sources of self development for the children and they can become employers of labour, contributing their quota to the nation’s economy growth.
He also reminded the gathering that safety is key in all human endeavours, particularly, during the production of the projects, and that all necessary safety precautions should be strictly adhered to, particularly, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) should be worn at all times to prevent hazards and injuries that may hinder accomplishment of their aims and objectives.
“Let me express my joy to be here this morning as the Special Guest of Honour at this special and very important occasion to showcase in-built capacities of our dear children in this era of technology and entertainment, which if well harnessed is a source of self development goals for the children where they can be an employer of labour that will contribute to the nation’s economy growth”, Mojola said.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Director of the school, Dr Ayodele Ashaolu, maintained that the school shall continue to showcase inbuilt capacities of students and pupils, especially in realization that the government alone cannot provide the needed jobs.
Dignitaries at the event were also presented with awards, among whom were the Director General, Lagos Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, who was presented with Award of Excellence for various contributions to safety in schools, also the Director of Training, Lagos Safety Agency, Mrs Esther George, among others
Highlights of the event include 3D animation exhibition, music album launch, Movie launch, presentation of awards and the unveiling of the electric car.