Feyisetan Fayose, wife of Ekiti State’s Governor Ayo Fayose, on Thursday cautioned parents against giving out underage children into marriage.
She spoke during a visit to the Social Intervention Centre and Correctional Centre in Ado-Ekiti.
Mrs. Fayose said parents should guide their children properly in the way of God and desist from acts that could truncate the future of their wards.
The governor’s wife assured the inmates that the government would continue to give adequate attention to their welfare.
She advised the inmates to embrace good behaviour as they stand to gain nothing from waywardness.
Mrs. Fayose urged them not to see their present situation as the end of the road, as they can still build themselves up as respectable members of society.
The wife of the governor commended the management of the homes visited for taking very good care of their inmates.
Ayo Ibikunle, the Director, Social Welfare, Ministry of Women Affairs, commended the present administration for the prompt release of funds for the upkeep of inmates at the two homes.
He described the Social Intervention Centre as a solution centre, intervening in abusive situations in order to ensure that gender violence prohibition law is implemented.
Mr. Ibikunle said that the Correctional Centre was established for reformation of children below 18 years who run foul of the law.
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