The Lagos state Government has called for more attention on the boy child. This it made during the commemoration of the International Day of the Boy Child on Tuesday.
While making the call through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, the Executive Secretary (DSVA) Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said there is a need to focus on their well-being, and their need to feel happy, healthy, and valued within the family and the community.
Vivour-Adeniyi, who was represented by the Head of Community Engagement, Damilare Adewusi, also said that there was a need to create awareness to draw more attention to the boy child.
“In a letter to government leaders and NGOs, Dr Jerome Teelucksingh said that in the media, there are regular incidents in which young, misguided boys and teenagers are involved in crime and violence.
”If a boy child is neglected or fed a diet of hate and violence, it is obvious he will develop into a teenager who is misguided and confused.
“There is an urgent need to focus on the home and school to save the boy child,” she said.
Boy Child Day was founded in 2018 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a university lecturer from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
This year’s celebration, which was held through the agency’s Kings Club Initiative, was done at Agidingbi Grammar School (Junior and Senior); Ojodu Junior High School and Babs Fafunwa Memorial Senior Secondary School.