Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has restated his commitment towards providing qualitative education for the school children in the State.
He said this at Osogbo city stadium during the celebration of Children’s Day on Friday.
Aregbesola who was represented by his deputy, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori noted that his government has valued education of children since inception.
He promised that he would strive further to ensure that Osun State provides the best education for children in the country.
He stated that the Nigeria government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has adopted his school feeding programme, maintaining that the initiative has been one of the best in the country.
Aregbesola who lamented continuous hostage of Chibok girls by the deadly boko haram maintained that the present government is committed and sincere in the rescue of the girls.
He commended the soldiers for their gallant fight against boko haram and urged Nigerians to pray for Buhari’s government.
Believing in the country
In a related development, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi has urged Nigerian children to believe in Nigeria and be dedicated to the development of the country.
The Ooni said this during the maiden edition of Children’s Day Celebration organised by the Ile Oodua and hosted by Olori Wuraola Otiti Ogunwusi, on Friday in Ile-Ife,
While noting that the level of patriotism in children was declining in the country, the Ooni urged leaders across the country to intensify investment in the children.
“Children of the past believed so much in this country and that aided the growth of this country. Patriotism from the older generation helped this nation so much, but the country no longer enjoys such today.
“Today’s children must believe in this country, they must have hope in this country.
“The children are the future of this country; we can do more for the children. We should be more afraid of the children than even the adult because the level of investment in them will tell on this country,” Ooni said.
On her part, Olori Wuraola appealed to parents to guide their children against social vices by dedicating more time to training them.
She subsequently expressed appreciation to the schools, children and parents that graced the occasion.
“Our joy is that this maiden edition came to reality. I commend us all for coming and urge us to train our children in ways that they will be beneficial for the nation,” she added.