Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, Wife of Ogun Governor on Wednesday, advised children to be exemplary in their dealings and conducts as they continue their vacation and maintain same at resumption of school in September.
She noted that they should bear in mind that their roles as future leaders.
The governor’s wife gave the advice at the 2021 Ileya Kiddies Party organised by her office at the Valley View Auditorium, Government House, Oke Igbein, Abeokuta.
She 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.
“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.
“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,” she said.
The first lady expressed satisfaction at the performance of the children at the quiz competitions and the various educative games they engaged in during the celebration.
Also, the State 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.
Efuape added 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.
Salisu 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.
OgunToday reports that the celebration featured quiz competitions, games and other side attractions among others with distribution of gifts to the children.