By Kemi Oyeleye,
Children in Ogun state have been advised to be exemplary in their dealings and conducts as they continue their vacation and maintain same at resumption of school in September bearing in mind their role as future leaders.
This advice came from the First Lady and wife of the Ogun state governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun at the 2021 Ileya Kiddies Party organised by her office at the Valley View Auditorium, Government House, Oke Igbein, Abeokuta.
Mrs. Abiodun admonished the children to concentrate on their studies, be of good behavior and be thankful to their parents for their sacrifice and love for them.
She stated ” Today, I want to remind you how important your education is. Education will take you very far in life. Whether you want to be a doctor, lawyer, astronaut, or computer engineer, you can only get there through education. So, make sure you study hard to make us all proud.”
She added “Children, let us never forget to be thankful to our parents for their love and sacrifices, as they work everyday to put food on the table and send us to school. When we thank them, we are saying we appreciate what they have done for us.”
The First Lady expressed her satisfaction at the performance of the children at the quiz competitions and the various educative Games they engaged in during the celebration.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Funmi Efuwape in her goodwill message advised the children to be well behaved and remember to always observe the Covid-19 protocols adding that the celebration would subsequently feature competitions among schools in the state.
The wife of the Chief of Staff, Dr. Rasheedat Salisu in her welcome address stated that the significance of the Eid Kabir celebration was total obedience and sacrifice to Allah which would in turn afford a believer the mercy and blessings of God.
She encouraged the children to keep the tenets of Islam as they grow up and always remember that they must be ready to sacrifice their good deeds, time and commitment to God and humanity.
The celebration featured quiz competitions, games and other side attractions among others with distribution of gifts to the children.