Following the video which surfaced online showing five female students in school uniform smoking Shisha, the Lagos State Government has reacted.
Recall that the disturbing video which trended on social media has received wide condemnation from concerned Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora, calling for sanction against the pupils and their parents.
Meanwhile, in a swift reaction, the state government, through the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youth and Social Development, subsequently, identified the female pupils and the school in the state.
They were subsequently, identified as students of Oreyo Senior Grammar School, Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of the state.
It was gathered that the identified students were later suspended by the school authorities while the state government has ordered for their rehabilitation with immediate effect.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, confirmed the development when contacted.
Tokunbo, who directed our corespondent to the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Segun Dawodu, for further information, said “appropriate steps are been taken to address the issue with the aim of preventing future occurrence in the state.
“The appropriate ministry is already intervening. You see why the role of parents is so critical. We can’t leave everything to government and school. This is heart wrenching.”
Disturbing video shows young schoolgirls in their uniforms smoking shisha inside a sitting room