By Oluwatoyin Adegoke
Ogun State Government says it will continue to implement programmes and policies tailored towards allowing the children to optimally realize their creative and productive potential.
Governor Dapo Abiodun stated this at the 2023 Children’s Day celebration held at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Onikooko, Abeokuta.
The Governor, who categorized children as the greatest asset for promoting strong and peaceful society, urged parents and guardians to spend quality times and pay more attention to the upbringing of their children.
Speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration “The State of the Nigeria Children Today, Proper Parenting for Value Reorientation and National Consciousness”, the Governor emphasized that moral decadence in the society could be linked to Neglect in good parenting.
This year’s Children day Celebration witnessed parade from public and private Primary and Secondary schools across the state as well as members of voluntary organisations.
Dignitaries at the occasion included the state Deputy Governor, Mrs Noimot Salako, Head of Service, Mr Kolawole Fagbohun, members of the just dissolved State Executive Councils, Body of Permanent Secretaries, among others.