By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The wife of Ogun State Governor has charged children in the state to be upright in their studies and obedient to their parents and teachers.
Mrs Bamidele Abiodun stated this while hosting children the 2019 Ileya Kiddies party at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Minimum of 750 learners of Primary and Junior Secondary Schools were drawn from all parts of the 20 local Government of the state and coordinated by Zonal Educational officers, representing one hundred and thirty schools (130) were in attended the party and one learners is shortlisted in a quiz competition which had the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
The wife of the Governor expressed gratitude to Allah (GOD), for His continued blessing of the children with increasing wisdom and knowledge of learning towards fulfilling their faith and education.
The First Lady said the event offered the opportunity to express gratitude to Allah for blessings of wonderful Children in Ogun State and continuous grace.
She urged the children to listen to their parents and teachers as through them learning and growth would be easy.
“The Ileya season is very symbolic and historical, the season teaches studies essential of faith, confidence, patience and dedication of human desires in life.”
Mrs Abiodun however, charged parents to be patient and pay dutiful attention to their children as this is the growing process that best express love to these wards, and not to relent in making efforts that would ensure proper upbringing and growth of their wards.
While thanking the parents and teachers that led the learners to the party after the quiz competition, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun assures further developmental programmes and events for the children with support from her office. The welfare of these wards and teachers met our cardinals objective as government. We will stop at nothing until they get the necessary support they need to excel and triumph in life, she emphasised.
Speaking further, Ogun First Lady said, “I Charged you children to be very upright and dutiful in their learning in school. This will assist in making you fit into the technology driven society that is beginning to emerge.”
Those that grace the 2019 Ileya children party include the wife of the Speaker, Mrs Victoria Oluomo, Wife of the Chief Of Staff, Dr Rashidat Salisu, Wife of Head of Service, Alhaja Busola Bisiriyu, permanent Secretary and other top personalities including religious leaders were in attendance.