Ogun Bans Children From Hawking During School Hours

Starting from the commencement of this year’s academic calender on Monday, the Ogun State government will begin to enforce the resolution passed by the Ogun State Children’s Parliament in 2011 which prohibits children under school age from hawking wares and roaming around during school hours.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Elizabeth Sonubi, disclosed this while speaking at the kick-off of a three-day training and summer holiday camp organised by her ministry for children parliamentarians both at the state and local government levels held at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Sagamu.

Sonubi stated that the decision is to implement one of the resolutions passed by the Children’s Parliament during their inauguration in 2011 which is to encourage every resident across the state, particularly children under school age, to benefit in the free and qualitative education drive of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun government.

She revealed that the Children’s Parliament is expected to serve as a legislative body to address issues relating to the welfare, survival, protection and development of all children across the state both at the state and local government levels, a duty which was a clear demonstration of the child-friendly disposition of the governor to issues affecting the overall development of all children across the state.

The commissioner, who stated that the camping and training programme was organized to expose and explore the innate potentials of parliamentarians to contribute meaningfully to the rebuilding agenda on-going across the state.