Today, Nigeria joins the world to marks this year’s Children’s Day. In recognition of children as the bedrock of the society, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that Nigerian children must be given necessary care and attention, especially through quality education, to enable them to attain their goals in life.
Gbajabiamila, who said he has always identified with Nigerian children wherever they are, noted that in support of the age-long maxim that children are the leaders of tomorrow, concerted efforts must be made by well-meaning Nigerians to achieve a better tomorrow for Nigerian children.
In a statement by his spokesman, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said the Nigerian children have a lot of potentials that must be carefully harnessed through good education and training.
He said the country cannot set aside May 27 every year to celebrate her children without taking decisive action to better their lives.
He said the House of Representatives under his watch would stop at nothing in supporting any policy that would promote the rights of the Nigerian child, including their inalienable right to a good education.