Twenty-seventh of May every year, has been set aside in Nigeria as Children’s Day to celebrate, cherish, love and appreciate children.
Regrettably, this year’s open celebration has been cancelled due COVID-19 pandemic.
In his goodwill message in commemoration of the day, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Oye enjoined parents, guardians and religious bodies to cater for the welfare of children by imparting in them adequate home training and moral instructions to make them useful to themselves, families and the society at large.
Chief Oye described children as a heritage from God and appealed to parents to work hard in nurturing and training their children and wards in a way that would benefit humanity and glorify God.
While celebrating the children, the APGA National Chairman advised them to be respectful, obedient and take their studies seriously, especially now that the state government has been teaching them on air via ABS Teaching on Air Programme, noting that it was only through quality education, good conduct and sound morals that they could attain their full potentialities.
He called on government at all levels to come up with children-friendly policies that would equip the children for future challenges, adding that government should provide basic amenities and infrastructure to take care of Nigerian children and to enable them to compete favourably with their peers globally.
Chief Oye also advised parents to monitor the environment and health of their children owing to the coronavirus pandemic by making sure that all the healthcare safety measures announced by the WHO are religiously observed.