The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has rallied support for the girl-child in the face of rampant cases of rape in the society.
The association led by the NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje said it was concerned about the increasing rate of rape cases and called for urgent steps to tackle the menace.
Owoaje who spoke at the annual “Feast of Barracuda,” organised by the Hawkins Deck of the association in Alimosho, axis of Lagos State said the society must be responsible to take care of the girl-child.
According to him the theme of this year’s ceremony was to draw attention to the increasing cases of violence against children and find a way of curbing them.
The guest lecturer, Mr Arinze Odiari, while pointing out that child care should not be the sole responsibility of parents stated that the moment a child is put under the care of any other institution such as school, religious body or other institutions, the process of imbuing positive morals on the child continues.
Odiari stressed that recent trends of violent crimes such as ritual killings, sexual assaults, murder, and suicides, have made it imperative for parents, schools, and religious organisations to instill positive values on the child to stem the negative development.