The Ilorin Central Lions club has emphasized the need for teenagers and youths of today to take ownership of their future by getting involved in governance at various stages.
At a sensitization program organised for secondary school students of exit class at Stephen Fountain School in Ilorin, on Tuesday, the club said the time has come for orientational change through participation from the early stage.
Lead speaker at the event, Lion Adeola Adeyanju, said teenagers right from secondary school should start getting involved by picking interest in what goes on around them, asking questions and getting involved in governance.
Adeyanju expressed regret over the failure of the country to meet up with the millennium and sustainable development goals in the area of education and child welfare.
He urged the students to engage themselves in preparation for the future particularly because of the state of Nigeria which has no plan for the Nigerian youths.
While urging them to take heed of the saying, “when you see something, say something,” he however warned against being impolite or violent in correcting the ills in the society.
President, Ilorin Central Lions club, Lion Dr Olugbenga Afolabi said the regular sensitization program is one of the cardinal objectives of the Lions Club.
Afolabi said the enlightenment is to stimulate them for global action and ensure they take the future in their hands.
The President, who noted that the event is a continuous one at various Educational institutions, said the club will continue to counsel the upcoming, discourage them from the prevalent social vices and effect a change of orientation, for a saner crop of leaders in the country.
Students and management staff lauded the Lions club for coming to impact them as part of their mission to give back to the society.