Y2022 Children’s Day: Create warm, friendly environment for children, Sanwo-Olu task parents/guardians



Dr. Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of the governor of Lagos State, has charged parents and guardians to pay close attention to their wards, in addition to creating a warm and friendly environment for them.
Dr. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke ahead of 2022 Children’s Day Celebration holding on May 27, said the step will go a long way to address societal ills and create a better future for Children.
She made this call on Sunday at the Year 2022 Children’s Day Thanksgiving Service, organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Education, and held at Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja.
A statement by the Ministry of Education, signed by Mr Ganiu Lawal, Public Affairs Officer, indicated that Sanwo-Olu delivered words of wisdom, citing the importance Jesus Christ attached to matters affecting children in Matthew 19: 13-15.
She stressed that Jesus loves children dearly, adding, he was always in the business of exhibiting a loving heart for children, urging parents and guardians to emulate this virtue and create time to know everything that concerns their children and wards, and truly care for them.
She said the theme of this year’s Annual Children’s Day, “A Better Future For Every Child”, is apt as the State Government places high priority on the children by exposing them to the best of education, making teaching and learning conducive in all schools.
“There is no question about the fact that education remains the bedrock of the society and a potent tool for modernisation and transformation of the human mind.
“As we celebrate this year’s Children’s Day, I appeal to our teachers to recommit and key into the vision of the Lagos State Government under the THEMES Agenda, to give only qualitative education to our children, and thereby secure their future,”  she said.
Sanwo-Olu, however, implored the children to face their studies, obey their parents and elders as these are critical factors towards preparing them for a greater future.
Earlier on Friday, a special prayer session was organised for students at the jumat service held at the Alausa Secretariat mosque as part of activities to celebrate the Y2022 childrens Day progrmame.
The Imam who led the jumat prayer, Ustadh Yunus Al-Imam, cautioned students on the negative use of digital applications in particular and technology in general.
He also advised the children to follow only good examples from adult that exhibit virtues as exemplified by prophets of God.
According to Imam Yunus, ‘’parents should protect their children against unnecessary addiction to devices that could derail their education and future’’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Abayomi Bolaji.


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