Children’s Day: Ambode vows to rescue kidnapped students unhurt
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, reassured Lagos residents that the six students of Government Model College, Igbonla, Epe, kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday would be rescued unhurt.
Ambode, who gave the assurance at this year’s Children’s Day celebration held at Agege Stadium, said the celebration would not be complete without rescuing those innocent pupils safely and bringing them back to school to continue their education.
He said top security arrangement was on course to guarantee their safety, pledging that his government would stop at nothing to ensure that kidnapping and other criminal activities are put to an end in schools.
Speaking through his deputy, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, Governor Ambode noted that his administration was committed to protecting children in the state from any form of abuse, child labour or molestation by religiously implementing the Child Rights Law and the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
He added, “It is important to protect our children today, so that they can protect us tomorrow.”
He said this year’s Children’s Day celebration is a unique one, pointing out that the state is equally celebrating the 50th anniversary of its creation, eve as he called on the children to remain focused, believe in themselves and set target that would make them attain greatness in life.