Children were asked to develop the right attitude to life.
The Ondo State Government said it has set up 25 family courts in various parts of the state to handle children related cases and promote Child Protection Services.
The state governor, Olusegun Mimiko, disclosed this at this year’s Children’s Day celebration held at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Arcade, Akure.
The celebration featured a parade and cultural displays from the attending private and public schools.
The governor added that his administration will continue to be committed to the implementation of the state Child’s Rights Law and kick against all forms of child abuse. He explained that failure to bring up children in the right way may spell doom for the nation in the future.
Mr. Mimiko stated that relevant stakeholders need to collaborate with the Jonathan administration to develop policies and programmes that will shape the future of the Nigerian child.
“The task of creating the desired future for the children of today should be seen as a joint effort and collective responsibility,” he said.
Mr. Mimiko also urged the children to reciprocate government’s gesture by developing the right attitude to life, shunning deviant behaviours, immodest dressing, and examination malpractices.