Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Bolanle Ambode has called on
privileged individuals within and outside the country to extend hands of love to the less privileged children not only at Christmas but always.
Mrs Ambode made the call at a Christmas Children’s Party organised by the State Government to mark the end of year 2016.
She also enjoined children to develop good character and grow up as responsible citizens by showcasing high sense of humility, discipline, respect for elders and fear of God, stressing that good character would pave the way for a glorious future.
“I want you to take your education seriously because hard work and academic excellence are stepping stones to success and will also booka comfortable place for you in the society; 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,” she emphasised.
The Governor’s wife appealed to mothers to teach good morals to their children from a tender age, quoting from Proverbs 22:6 which says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in his remarks, said his administration would continue to give the best to improve the all round development of children in the State.
“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,” according to Governor Ambode.
The Governor also gave the assurance 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.