Leaving youths uneducated breeds miscreants, terrorists — lawmaker

"Without education, we will only end up breeding miscreants, street urchins and ultimately terrorist as Nigeria currently experiences in the Northern parts."

Lagos Street urchins in a free for all fight(This picture is for illustrative purposes).

A Lagos lawmaker has said Nigerian youths should be educated to discourage them from engaging in violent activities and other societal ills.

Abdul-Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, representative of Mushin Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, said when he distributed 200 forms to prospective candidates for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination at the Assembly complex.

“Without education, we will only end up breeding miscreants, street urchins and ultimately terrorist as Nigeria currently experiences in the Northern parts," he said.

"In other words decisive steps must be taken towards educating our children and youths."

"Our young ones are the strength of our society. How else can we develop our youths without proper and adequate education?

"That is extremely impossible."

The first time lawmaker said he will spend his time in the House fighting and creating the opportunity for children in his constituency to be educated.

Olawale, a former teacher, said the exam forms were given to students from the 10 wards in his constituency in pursuance of his dream to have the youth educated.

“It is for this reason we are gathered today, to assist our youths in attaining their dreams and academic pursuit through distribution of free GCE forms to 200 deserving students in 10 wards that constitute my constituency in Mushin and I am sure that this simple exercise will mould their destinies and transform their lives,” the lawmaker said.

He encouraged the students to prepare for their exams well and make their constituency proud.

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