The Lagos State government has said the parents of young people convicted of cultism would face punishment.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said this on Thursday while speaking during the Children’s Day celebration at the Police College, Ikeja.
According to the Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, a new law to fight cultism in the state had been signed.
He also called on parents to live up to their responsibilities by raising morally upright children.
“The new law against cultism prescribes punitive measures for parents of young people convicted of cultism. Parents should be vigilant and monitor their children,” he said.
“We owe them a duty to ensure that their dreams and aspirations are realised through continuous training, guidance and mentoring,” the governor added.