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Children, elderly people deserve proper care — Commissioner

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The Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Mobolaji Ogunlende has stated that children and Old people must be properly taken care of at all times to ensure optimal growth.

He gave the charge to the staff of Ketu Special Children Centre; Home for the Elderly People, and Correctional Centre for Junior Boys located at Birrel, Yaba during his familiarisation visit to the facilities recently.

He said, “Children in our Centres, particularly the special ones, must be properly looked after so that they can grow up to fulfil their potential. Also, the elderly in our homes must be well taken care of in their old age.

“We have to give them the necessary attention they require at all times. Therefore, let love motivate us in discharging our duties professionally as social workers”.

Ogunlende also counselled the staff to see their duties as service to humanity that would not go unrewarded by God, adding that they should not allow any situation to deter them from putting in their best.

He further disclosed that one of the objectives of the familiarisation tour was for him to be able to see the state of the facilities as well as the personnel to be able to optimise service delivery by the Ministry.

On her part, the Permanent Secretary, Pharm (Mrs.) Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu noted that the staff should see their service as a calling to help the needy while giving hope to the downtrodden among the residents of Lagos.

The Ministry has 15 Centres and Institutions which cater for the needs of children, the elderly as well as youths in the State.

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