World Book Day: Fayemi’s Wife Laments Poor Reading Culture Among Youth

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Kayode Fayemi

By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

Wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has decried the rate at which youths are exhibiting lukewarm attitude towards book reading unlike in the previous past.

Erelu Fayemi who admonished the youth posited that sustainable growth and development can only  be achieved through adequate and continuous pursuit of knowledge.

Mrs. Fayemi who gave the admonition  on Tuesday during the 2019 World Book Day in Ado-Ekiti,the Ekiti State capital lamented the negligence of the youth towards reading, saying this has really affected Nigeria developmental efforts.

She added that they give prominence to frivolities rather than engaging in activities capable of sharpening their intellectual through reading.

She, however, said the present administration would soon embark on building public library for advancement of quality education in the State.

Erelu Fayemi also stressed the need for incorporation of sex education into the Ekiti Stste School curriculum, saying this would open up children knowledge on sex and prevent abuse.

She disclosed that the major problem confronting Nigeria parents and children was the shame and secrecy of discussing sex matters.

She therefore suggested that efforts should be geared towards sensitising the children on sex and what they should expect as it relates to puberty as they grow.

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