Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that over 24,000 youngsters are but to renew within the state after the primary lockdown to forestall the unfold of coronavirus.
The governor made this recognized whereas addressing newsmen on the State Home, Ikeja on the COVID-19 replace on Tuesday.
Giving purpose for the reopening of faculty, Sanwo-Olu said that it was to guard college students from social vices.
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He stated, “After the primary lockdown, we’re nonetheless on the lookout for about 24,000 youngsters that haven’t come again to high school. So, there’s a problem in case you maintain them out for that lengthy.
“Their dad and mom or guardians now flip them to different issues as an alternative of permitting them to return again and study.
“We simply don’t wish to throw them (out) as a result of they are going to simply be roaming concerning the streets and grow to be extra endangered. You see incidents of kid abuse and unprintable issues which are being performed to those youngsters.
“We imagine that colleges, generally, occur to be the protected haven for them and we have now performed a roaster.
“We’re monitoring. We’re not saying that our place is sacrosanct and (it) could be reviewed down the road. If we monitor and realise that persons are not taking duty, we make a recall and that’s the reason selections might be reviewed on occasion.”