The wife of Lagos State Governor, Her Excellency, Mrs Bolanle Ambode yesterday charged the nation’s youths to abstain from drugs, cultism and other vices no matter the pressure from their peer groups to live up to expectations as future leaders.
Mrs Ambode said this while delivering a keynote address at the second Lagos State University Distinguished Lecture Series titled, “Life Skills Education for Employment and Entrepreneurship Learning in the 21st Century” at the Lagos State University.
She said, “Many of our youths have cut short their dreams by getting involved in social vices such as cultism, smoking, alcoholism, rape, prostitution, consumption of illegal substances, hooliganism, thuggery and others.
“Some of the vices can lead to serious health disorders including cancer, while others unleash negative effects such as acute panic reactions, anxiety attacks, fear and loss of self- control.
“No excuse can justify your indulgence in those vices, for one moment of indiscretion is enough to ruin a life,” she said.
Mrs Ambode, who is also an alumnus of the Lagos State University, while advising the students to key into resourcefulness added that, the Lagos State Government in conjunction with the university has given them the platform to challenge themselves to face the future by offering practical classes through the ‘Ready Set Work’ initiative and series of lectures and programmes, that the onus now lies on them to make use of this opportunity.
Also speaking, Legal Practical and Certified Pilot, Dan-Faparusi Ogugua, charged the students to be determined, diligent, dedicated, work hard, not compromising and impact people if they want to be successful entrepreneurs.
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