The Lagos State government has suspended a group of five female secondary school girls seen in a viral video last week smoking from a hookah, better known as shisha.
The schoolgirls were identified as students of Oreyo Senior Grammar School, Igbogbo, in the Ikorodu area of the State.
They have also been ordered to proceed on immediate rehabilitation.
Tokunbo Wahab, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, who confirmed the development on Monday, stated that “appropriate steps are been taken to address the issue with the aim of preventing future occurrence in the state”.
“The appropriate ministry is already intervening. You see why the role of parents is so critical. We can’t leave everything to government and school. This is heart-wrenching,” the Vanguard quoted Wahab as saying.
The said video surfaced the social media last week and has since been condemned by most Nigerians.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, while reacting to the video on his Twitter account, said the parents of the girls are to be blamed.
“Pure evil. A wasted youth, a destroyed future and the road to perdition. I do not blame them: I blame their parents. May God have mercy on them and deliver them all,” the former minister wrote.