The Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu has appealed to youths in the state to respect and abide with the presidential lockdown order in the state.
Mr Dawodu also appealed to all residents of the state to fully comply with the order as long as it subsists.
In a statement on Friday, Dawodu said the reported cases of youths engaging in sporting activities on major highways prompted the decision of the government to shut down all sporting facilities across the state adding that it was a tough one for the government.
He stressed that the decision was made in the best interest of the people and to ultimately prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
”The total disregard for the stay-at-home order by some people in the State is inexcusable. I will advise our youths to channel their energy and vigour to productive ventures during this period, by engaging in positive usage of the social media and devoting more time to studying and learning,” Dawodu said.
He, however, commended some of the youths who had already registered to complement the State government’s efforts in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos State through volunteerism.
While urging more of the youth population in the State to also register as volunteers under the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, via www.lsvc.ng, Dawodu explained that the act is capable of providing opportunities for enrollees to learn new skills, become better persons and secure job placements.