Fayemi’s wife urges youths on reading habit
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has urged teeming Nigeria youths to develop good reading habit for intellectual benefits.
Erelu Fayemi said sustainable growth and development can only be achieved through adequate and continuous pursuit of knowledge.
The first lady who spoke on Tuesday during the 2019 World Reading Day in Ado Ekiti lamented the negligence of youths towards reading, saying this has really affected Nigeria’s developmental process.
She added that they give prominence to frivolities rather than engaging in activities capable of sharpening their intellectual prowess through reading.
She, however, said the present administration would soon embark on building of public library for advancement of quality education in the state.
Erelu Fayemi also advocated for the incorporation of sexuality education into the country’s school curriculum, saying this would open up children knowledge on sex and prevent abuse.
She disclosed that the major problem facing Nigeria parents and children was the shame and secrecy of discussing sex matters.
She, further said efforts should be geared towards sensitising children on sex and what they should expect as it relates to puberty as they grow.