Fashola Fetes Children At End Of Year Party


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has urged parents to be vigilant and protect their children against those who may wish to abuse or cause  them any harm, especially during the Yuletide season.

Governor Fashola, who spoke at the 2010 Children’s End-of-Year Party hosted jointly with the First Lady, Dame Abimbola Fashola, at the Lagos House, Alausa,  Ikeja, also advised the children to be mindful of strangers and keep away from unfamiliar faces.

The Governor told parents: “There are few bad ones among us who may want to abuse the children or kidnap them. They are not many. We are working with the  Police to deal with them. But you must be vigilant.”

To the children, Governor Fashola also advised: “Keep away from strangers; do not accept gifts from those you do not know; listen to your daddies and mummies  and raise alarm if anyone wants to abuse you. We are working with the Police to protect you.”

The Governor expressed joy that the children are making progress in their education, pointing out that the results of their examinations in the last one year  show that a lot of progress has been made.

“Last year, we had an agreement that you will improve in your examination results this year and from what I have seen, there has been progress in both your  primary and secondary school results. As we have done since 2007, we will continue to make progress,” the Governor said.

He advised the children to involve their parents in their studies by asking for their assistance in home works and other related issues, adding that this  would further enhance the children’s progress in their studies.

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Governor Fashola commended teachers in the State for their diligence and commitment to the all round education of the children. He thanked them also for  their care over the children while their parents were at work.

Wishing the children a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year, Governor Fashola pledged that the state government would continue to create enabling  environment and conditions for learning in the State.

Highlights of the party included several recreational and educative games, a dance competition among the children, children’s dance with Governor Fashola and  the First Lady and presentation of gifts to winners of the competition.

The Governor, who joined the party as he arrived from the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) convention in Benin, Edo State, was given a rousing reception by  the obviously excited children who sought to touch him and shake his hands as he made his way into the arena.

Equally excited at the presence of so many happy children, Governor Fashola clapped for the dancers and freely interacted with them.

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