The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun says, children are a gift and most valuable asset from God and therefore imperative of parents, teachers and all stakeholders to protect their existence by teaching them good morals that would have positive impact in their lives.
Amosun who gave the charge during the 2019 children’s day celebration held at the M.K.O Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, said, no doubt, children learn fast by what they see, calling on elders to always lead by example, be law abiding and do what is morally right for the young ones to emulate.
Amosun, while speaking on the theme of the celebration, “Drug Abuse Among Children: Addressing the Challenges”, advised children not to involve in drugs abuse that could affect their brain and behaviour, admonishing them not to indulge in what their teachers and parents have advised them against.
“We must ensure safety of our children at homes, schools, markets, worship centres, the streets and everywhere at all times”, Amosun said.
Addressing the children, the Governor said, “in all you do, remember God, don’t follow bad companion, be hard working and the sky can only be your limit”, praying for them to succeed in their future endeavours.