As Nigerians join other countries of the world to celebrate the Children’s Day, parents, guardians and Nigerian leaders have been called upon to encourage policies and values capable to guarantee the rights and future of Nigerian child.
Making the call yesterday, Amb. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua said this will reduce youth restiveness that has characterised most parts of the country adding, “At the moment, many adults in our country have abandoned this critical, natural and godly role of serving as agents of moral regeneration, self-discovery and actualization. We have continued to leave undone the duty of nation-building through proper, sound and pious up the singular duty of moldings their characters, vision and ways to become good leaders for the next generation.”
Yar’Adua also stressed the need to nurture and protect the Nigerian child as the veritable asset of the country.
According to her, a child represent the dream, wishes and aspirations of what our potentials must be in the future. “As adults and parents, we have had out time, our primary responsibility and duty now should be to groom our children, whom we dedicate May 27 to celebrate every year, to hero, visionary and patriots,” she said.