The Chairman of Oye Local Government of Ekiti State, Sunday Ajimoko has urged students affected by the Academic Staff Union of universities (ASUU) strike to avoid getting involved in social vices.
The LG boss gave this caution on Thursday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Oye-Ekiti.
Ajimoko urged students, especially those who are indigenes of Oye-Ekiti to steer clear of crime including drug abuse, kidnapping , cyber fraud and stealing which could affect their future negatively.
He further advised students to learn skill while the strike is on, nothing that the court of law does not excuse ignorance.
” As a parent and concerned stakeholder in education, I want to advise and equally warn our students to stay away from crimes during this prolonged strike by ASUU.
” I am aware that most of them are idle, bored and they miss their various universities but being idle can be very dangerous.
” I want to advise every student to embrace skill acquisition programmes such as tailoring, hairdressing, cake baking and barbing to enable them to get busy during this period,” he said.
According to him, acquiring skills will help the students to be properly engaged till ASUU decides to call off the strike.
He warned that students caught involved in vices will be prosecuted without considering their reason for doing so.