Member of Oyo state House of Assembly, Hon. Wumi Oladeji has raised alarm about high influx of crime rates and juvenile delinquency in Oyo state, Mouthpiece NGR reports.
Oladeji, representing Ogbomoso North constituency decried the increase in juvenile delinquency, urging the executive arm to take steps to reduce the menace of crimes among youths in the state.
The only female lawmaker in the House stated this in her motion presented during plenary on Tuesday.
There has been an increase in cases of gangsterism and hooliganism, especially among youth between the ages of 16 and 18 years, “Oladeji said.
She suggested that more juvenile homes with necessary facilities be established in the state.
House Speaker, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, in a resolution— urged the executive to build more schools with quality teachers and directed the House Committee on Information to make inquiries into the executive awareness programs of the juvenile delinquency.
The House which had its first plenary of the year after a long break also expressed concern over the increasing rate of juvenile delinquency among out of school children in the state, attributing the development to poor parenting.
The House advised the executive arm in the State through the Ministry of Women Affairs to urgently embark on sensitization programs on the negative effect of delinquency among juveniles in society.