By Edith Igbokwe
The Chairman,Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area, Hon. Bolaji Muse-Ariyoh has charged parents and other educational stakeholders to devote time to the standard of child education as the basis of the growth of the country, saying the children are the nation’s future and must be given adequate care.
Addressing the participants at the 2018 Children’s Day held in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, Ariyoh said the future of the nation and that of the children is not secured without standard education.
He said, “Education in our country and community requires everyone’s effort to uplift the standard. Any community that ignores the education of her people plans for bleak future as education is pivotal to development. I implore individuals, corporate organization and well-meaning Nigerians to liaise or collaborate with government authorities to salvage education at the grassroots.”
However, he appreciated the effort of Out of School Children Foundation in assisting the less privileged children within the community to have hope and future.
Over thirty selected schools participated in the march past for both primary and secondary school categories.
In the competition, Afariogun Primary School emerged winner for the primary category while Oshodi Comprehensive High School took the lead in secondary categories.
The Chairperson of the event, Mrs. Serah Muse-Ariyoh advised the children to give attention to their studies with a determined heart to become responsible citizen.
The children were treated to great music, fun games, goodies and photo-shoots with the first lady.
Teachers and parents present at the occasion appreciated the local government authority for making the children special and great on their day like their counterparts all over the world.
“In fact coming to Oshodi Children’s Day celebration, you will feel you are in Apapa Amusement park,” One of the teachers said with excitement.