*Urges collaborative efforts to tackle juvenile delinquency amongst teenagers
As part of efforts aimed at lifting the youth in the society, especially in addressing pre-marital sex amongst teenagers, an entrepreneur, Mr. Alabi Olamide distributed copies of one of his books to no fewer than 25 secondary schools in Lagos.
The book titled; “Defining Sex and You”, was given to the respective Secondary School students in Agege area of the Lagos metropolis.
While speaking at the book launch which also included the unveiling of two other books – “Notes From my Facebook” and “Anthology of a Shy Writer”, Mr. Alabi noted that the gesture underscores his age-long resolve as a writer to contribute meaningfully to upholding best moral standards among the younger generations with a view to solving the prevalent moral decadence and juvenile delinquencies in secondary schools.
Alabi, who lamented the level of moral decadence that now plagues the nation especially amongst teenagers who daily learn vices from social media, called on parents, guardians, organisations and other public-spirited individuals to support the free book initiative, noting that the message in the book would lead to a paradigm shift in the lives of teenagers.
He, adding, “change can only happen when we stand and take actions and that is why I chose to write the book and to distribute it free of charge.”
He also assured that the project is a continuous one that would be taken to secondary schools across the state where seminars would be conducted and a minimum of 30 students in Senior Secondary Schools would benefit from the free book.
Whilst giving his speech, the Chairman, Orile-Agege LCDA, Hon. Johnson Sunday Babatunde commended the author for his efforts in giving back to the society through the free book, saying only very few individuals commit themselves to such lofty ambition of grooming teenagers to be good ambassadors.
Hon. Babatunde also urged him to keep up the good works by ensuring that more secondary school students benefit from the free book initiative, promising that he would support the cause.
The event which took place at Royalty Christian Centre, Opposite Vetland Grammar School, Williams Estate, Agege hosted many dignitaries which included Representative of the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Bolaji Kayode Robert (BiBiiRe); the Senior Pastor of Royalty Christian Centre, Pastor David O. Adeoye; FirstLady of Royalty Christian Centre, Pastor Adesunmbo Adeoye and Awardees, such as Elder Tunji Alabi, Dare Justified, MC Yemi Ajele and many others.