Shun Cultism, Other Criminal Activities – Omi-apata LCDA Boss, Lawal Charges Students
The Political Head/Administrator of Omi-Apata Local Council Development Area, Hon. Bamidele Lawal has charged students to shun cultism and other criminal activities to be good future leaders.
Lawal, the Omi-Apata LCDA Boss made the plea to students during the sensitization campaign against cultism, organized in conjunction with Operation Campus Storm, an Anti-Cultism body from the University of Ibadan.
According to the council boss, ” it is worrisome that students get involved in cultism and other criminal activities due to negative peer group influence. The alarming rate at which bad gang has turned students into cultists, armed robbers, kidnappers, and so many others is disheartening,”
Hon Bamidele Lawal also advised parents to rise to their responsibilities by taking adequate care of their children.
The facilitator of the program, Dr. Olufemi Micheal in his lecture highlighted some of the dangers inherent in engaging in cultism and its attendant consequences. He said, “careful observation has linked secret cult with illegal possession of firearms, violent crimes such as rape, armed robbery assault and many more”.
Both Inspector Idayat Adegoke from Divisional Police Headquarters, Omi-Adio, and Orejimi Damilola ASC1 a civil defense corps advised students to be wary of bad gangs and should report any criminal elements to their school authorities and nearest police station whenever the need arises.
Teachers and students who attended the lecture expressed their appreciation to Omi-Apata LCDA management for organizing such a program that has a positive impact on their lives.
The program was graced by the Assistant Secretary to the Local Government, Hon Mrs. Mojisola Alabi, Supervisor for Works Hon Olalere Yusuf, Acting Head of Local Government Administration Mrs. Abigail Bamishile, Heads of Departments and Units, Community Development Council Chairman Mr. Ishola, teachers and students from various schools in Omi-Apata LCDA.