27th May, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerian children that they deserve the best and that his government is laying the foundation to ensure this.
President Buhari said this in a statement to mark Children’s Day today.
“Nigerian children deserve the best and a safe country where they can grow, make friends, interact and travel freely, and emerge as successful leaders in different fields of endeavour”, the President said in a statement signed by special adviser Femi Adesina.
Buhari pledged that his administration will continue to work hard to ensure that every child has access to education, which prepares them for a bright future.
“The President recognises the place of education in the development of every country and is committed to seeing a further significant reduction in the number of out-of-school children”, Adesina said.
“He acknowledges that while education of the Nigerian child will remain on the front burner for this government, other issues – healthcare, protection from harm, drugs, cultism, child trafficking and abuse, domestic violence- are equally receiving needed attention from the government.
“President Buhari believes that Nigerian children deserve the best and a safe country where they can grow, make friends, interact and travel freely, and emerge as successful leaders in different fields of endeavour.
‘‘With our investments in infrastructure, youth development, education, Information and Communication Technology, Digital Economy, Culture, Arts and Entertainment in the last seven years, I believe we are laying a solid foundation for a better quality of life for future generations in the country,’’ President Buhari said.
Nigeria began celebrating Children’s Day in 1964, following a UN resolution.