21st December, 2011
Lagos State House, Ikeja on Tuesday witnessed a huge turnout of gaily dressed children from diverse backgrounds who had a fun-filled day as Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and his wife, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola, hosted the 2011 Childrenâ€™s End of Year Party.
Addressing the children amidst dancing and different games at the open field of the State House, the governor reiterated that the only way to enjoy the good things of life is to embrace hardwork, just as the parents who are working in the public service with the governor have worked hard to plan the party.
The governor who took time to play, dance and interact with the children, gave a commitment that he will continue to work hard to make Lagos a better and secured place with a solid and better future than is currently obtained and where everyone can aspire to his dream. Governor Fashola said the children should always be appreciative to their teachers for the unflinching efforts in moulding their characters and to the parents for supporting the children and the family at all times.
Later in an interview with newsmen, the First Lady, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola said the period of Christmas is a period for celebrations because the fact that people are alive is enough reason to celebrate.
â€œIt is not only when the economic situation is good or bad that we should celebrate. Our celebration should not be conditional. God says we should celebrate for as long as we are living and we are well.â€
On her Christmas message to the children, the Lagos First Lady urged them to keep doing those things that are good. â€œLet us keep upholding those values that make us one, those that promote love and peace and for all the children to embrace loving one another.â€
The party which featured different games like bouncing castles, imaginary obstacles, floating castles, dancing competition as well as fun train rides also witnessed the cutting of the Christmas party cake by the governor and his wife who were supported by children.