Gbajabiamila Urges Reduction In Number Of Out-Of-School Children
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called for a joint effort aimed at decreasing the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
He stated that the Nigerian children must be given all the necessary care and attention, especially quality education, they require to attain their goals in life.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Lanre Lasisi, ahead of the 2020 Children Day celebration, the Speaker said the Nigerian children have a lot of potentials that must be carefully harnessed through good education and training
He noted that in support of the age-long maxim that children are the leaders of tomorrow, concerted efforts must be done by all well-meaning Nigerians to achieve a better tomorrow for Nigerian children.
Gbajabiamila, in celebrating with them, noted that he would always champion the cause of the Nigerian children both in Parliament and outside.
He said the country cannot set aside May 27 every year to celebrate her children without taking decisive action to better their lives.
The speaker said all policies, including legislative framework, must be put in place to give qualitative education to Nigerian children to reduce the number of out-of-school children.
The Speaker also called on governments at all levels to come up with programmes and policies that would promote the rights and education of the children.
Gbajabiamila called on parents to be responsible and responsive in taking good care and training of their children so that the country would be better for it in future.
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