Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed shock at seeing two girls running an errand on Thursday morning when they ought to be in school.
The governor spoke at the Social Welfare Integrated Programme Initiative (SWIPI), in Lagos.
The two girls, Amarachi and Suwebat were seen around Anthony village going to grind beans and pepper at about 11am.
Sanwo-Olu said: “Chidima said she is in a private school in Lagos and was sent out of school because her parents could not pay her school fees. That is why she is out of school and I wonder because there are many good public schools in Lagos State, yet her parents refused to send her to one.
“Suwebat told me her parents just arrived in Lagos from Jigawa State and there are no plans to send her to school.”
Sanwo-Olu disclosed that he and his wife have decided to take care of the two girls education up to university and will further strengthen the campaign of the girl child education.