The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has said the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is the reason why Nigerian Youths are having time to engage in ungodly, immoral and bestial acts.
Mrs Sanwo-Olu said this 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.
There have been recent reports about Nigerian ladies sleeping with animals in Dubai, UAE and even in Lekki, Lagos for money. One of such is the viral video of a Lekki lady who was allegedly paid a token amount of N1.5 million to allow a dog to have sexual intercourse with her.
Sanwo-Olu’s wife has disclosed that all those bad habits are caused by the ASUU strike, describing the situation as a ticking time bomb that needs urgent intervention and, however, called on the stakeholders in the education sector to work towards resolving it. She also advised youths to shun ungodly, immoral and bestial acts.
The Lagos state first Lady represented by Olubukonla Nwonah, Assistant Director, Public Affairs Office of the Lagos First Lady 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 added.
The governor’s wife also appealed to the youth to shun all ungodly, immoral, and bestial acts, just as she urged parents to pay closer attention to issues affecting their children.
“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.
She concluded that, even after Ramadan, it was important for people to inculcate and sustain the principles of the holy month which among others include peace, kindness, compassion, and happy co-existence.