Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a new law which prescribed severe punishment for parents of children convicted of cultism in the state.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, announced this while addressing pupils and students on Thursday during the Children’s Day celebration at the Police College, Ikeja.
He stated that a new law had been signed to fight cultism, adding that parents must be alive to their responsibilities by paying attention to the moral upbringing of their children.
“The new law against cultism prescribes punitive measures for parents of young people convicted of cultism. Parents should be vigilant and monitor their children.”
“We owe them a duty to ensure that their dreams and aspirations are realised through continuous training, guidance and mentoring,” Sanwo-Olu said.
This comes four months after Lagos House of Assembly passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020, seeking to ‘punish’ parents of convicted cultists.