Foundation urges sensitisation of Lagos pupils on road safety
Worried by the high rate of accidents on roads, homes and schools, a group, Strap and Safe Child Foundation, has called for continuous sensitisation of children on safety tips.
Managing Director and Founder of Strap and Safe Child Foundation, Mrs. Bolanle Edwards, made the call during the 10th anniversary of the group, founded towards “Improving the security and safety of the Nigerian child one day at a time”.
The event held at the LCCI Conference & Exhibition Centre, Alausa, Lagos, with the theme: “Child safety; catalyst for National Growth”, was to commemorate Strap and Safe Child Foundation’s 10 years of advocacy for the safety of children.
Mrs. Edwards called for a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of Nigerian children.
She noted that the foundation was started after years of agonising over the neglect of the Nigerian Child, while her purpose remains the pursuit of a safe & secure environment for Nigerian Children to grow and flourish.
She also expressed the foundation’s commitment towards creating a safe and secure space for every Nigerian child, by making safety advocates out of parents, teachers, and children.
She said: “As safety watchers, we have raised the vanguard for stakeholders to pay close attention to who and what the children are exposed to online. Our mantra is “Better safe than sorry”.
“Join us in being the bridge between the stakeholders and the children on this safety journey, join us in the collective consensus and public investment in providing our most vulnerable, a life free of violence and fear.”
On her part, Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, represented by the Director, of Lagos State Ministry of Education. Mrs. Adebambo Mosumola Rita, encouraged students to be good safety ambassadors.
The Director-General, of the Lagos State Safety Commission Mr. Lanre Mojola and other members of the Lagos State Safety Commission, graced the event.
Also, the Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Olusegun Ogungbemide represented by Jesutomipe Mala, appealed to Nigerians to abide by safety rules for the safety of the Nigerian child.
Students from 25 Senior and Junior Secondary Schools under Lagos State Education District VI were badged as safety prefects after undergoing training in the last eight months, while teachers from the 25 schools were appreciated for their effort and support towards the foundation and safe school intervention in Lagos State Secondary Schools’ District VI.