Ambode reiterates commitment to improve the development of children
… AS wife urges them to cultivate good character
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has reiterated the State Government commitment to continue to improve the development of children in the State, while also commending parents for giving their children necessary guidance towards the right path.
The Governor disclosed this today at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, during the annual Children’s Party organised by the State government for children of public servants in the State to celebrate the end of the year.
In his words, “We are happy to see our children grow up, our intention is beyond giving them good education, but to also give them good recreation activities that would make them good successors and great leaders of the future.”
He assured that the end of the year party which brings thousands of children together to have fun during the yuletide would not only be sustained but would be bigger and better in subsequent editions.
Speaking earlier, the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, urged the children to develop good character and grow up as responsible citizens, as doing so would not only make them better individuals but also open many opportunities for them in future.
She charged them to take their education seriously, as hard work and academic excellence remained the most reliable stepping stone to success and a way to also secure a comfortable place for them in the society.
According to her, “You all are beautiful children of destiny, I wish every one of you merry Christmas and a happy New Year in advance. I want you all to grow up as good children. Always listen to your parents, be of good behaviour, respect the elders, do not join bad gangs and always pray to God to guide and direct you at all times.”
While commending the parents for a job well done in taking care of the children, the First Lady charged them and other privileged individuals in the society to remember to extend a hand of love to the less privileged not only at this period but always.