LASG Unveils Youth Policy, Sexuality Education Curriculum
Lagos State Government has unveiled a policy document as well as a Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), curriculum for the youth population with an assurance that issues pertaining to youths would continue to receive its due attention from the government.
The Youth Policy Document provides a roadmap for addressing their needs based on some available evidence and also contains the commitment of the State government to address some of the identified issues.
Speaking at the unveiling of the document at the Youth Centre, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu said that the documents represent the importance which the present administration attaches to issues affecting the youth population.
According to him, greater attention would now be paid to the rights of the youth than it has ever been, stressing that the State government could now be held responsible and accountable to its commitment as enunciated in the youth policy document.
He recalled that the state government adopted the National Youth Policy of 2009 with a view to entrenching a sustainable youth agenda that would engender meaningful youth engagement and enhance the quality of life.
On her part, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Yewande Falugba called on all the concerned stakeholders to give the needed impetus for the realization of the policy objectives.