By Dayo Adesulu
The presence of Lagos State First Lady, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola has elicited joy amongst children at this year Children’s Day fiesta organized by Dufil Prima Foods Plc.
Speaking at the Apapa Amusement Park, Apapa, Lagos recently, Fashola lauded the brand for constantly supporting causes that promotes happiness, well being and Physical and mental development of children.
She noted that May 27 Children’s Day celebration as declared by the United Nations and celebrated worldwide is a special day for children that provides opportunity for parents to reflect on the need to take proper care of the children and prepare them well for the future challenges as the future leaders.
Fashola admonished the children to be of good behaviours at all time and pay more attention to their education urging them to spend time in creative endeavours like writing and drawing promising to reward children and schools that produce best write ups.
She also applauded the company’s support for the various developmental programme of government and in improving the lives of the less privileged children in the country, especially their support for orphanages in Lagos State.
In his response, the Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Indomie instant Noodles, Mr. Deepak Singhal thanked the First lady, Dame Abimbola Fashola whom he described as the first mother in Lagos for taking time out of her busy schedule to celebrate with the children at 2011 Indomie Children’s Day celebration.
Earlier in his welcome address at the occasion Mr. Deepak Singhal remarked that the 2011 Indomie Children’s day celebration is very symbolic with the presence of the First lady to celebrate with the children thereby showing them her love as well as giving them words of wisdom and encouragement.
Also speaking at the event, the Public Relations and Event Manager for Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr. Tope Ashiwaju, PR Manager, revealed that Indomie intends to fete over 100,000 children during the 10 – day long
event starting from Monday, May 16, 2011 till Friday May 27 across three Venues (Ikorodu, Igando & Apapa) in Lagos.
Ashiwaju explained that this year’s Indomie Children’s Day Celebration started on Monday May 16 at the Scenaro Park, Igbodu, and Ikorodu which entertained about 8,000 children and continued at the Roselass Park, Igando where over 38,500 children were hosted.