Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday observed a minute silence in honour of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, Lekki, who died from injuries allegedly sustained from bullying.
Mr Sanwo-Olu also honoured two other students – Adedoyin Adebayo of Babs Fafunwa Millennium School and Akpolebi Israel of Ojodu Grammar School – who were killed on Tuesday by a truck near their schools.
Speaking during the inauguration of projects at Lagos Model College, Igbokuta in Imota Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Sanwo-Olu advised against bullying and cultism.
He said bullying and cultism must be eradicated in schools across the state, directing that cases of bullying must be promptly reported to school administrators.
”As I want to encourage you today I also want to admonish you; I want to say as a father and as your governor that I do not want to have students that will be condoning bullying or cultism in your school.
”You will have to renounce your membership if you belong to any and stay away from this kind of act,” he said.
The projects inaugurated included a 182-bed hostel for the junior girls and a 12-classroom blocks.
”If you do not have any business in another block, please stay away. We want to encourage you to say something, if you see something,” the governor added.