Children’s Day  Celebration: Oborevwori Tasks Parents On Upbringing Of Children  

The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has admonished parents on the raising of their children for their labour not to be in vain.

In a Press Statement by his Chief Press, Mr. Dennis Otu, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to mark this year’s  Children’s  Day  Celebration, the Speaker enjoined  the children to shun anti social behaviors and live a worthy life.

According to him;  “For  years now, we have made the  Children’s Day Celebration an annual event where  our worthy future leaders are celebrated and get challenged to be want they are expected to be in future”.

He added that;  “It takes a village to raise children. What that means essentially is that to raise upstanding children whom we would pass on the baton of leadership to and so  all hands must be on deck to get the job done.”

The Speaker  noted that  lawmakers in the state had  endeavoured to do just that in the past   years  by passing the Child Rights Law, which among other  provides for the compulsory education of children to junior secondary school in the state.

“Determined  to ensure that our children are prepared for the opportunities of the 21st century, the Legislature has provided legislative support to all education and children-related bills since the inception of  His Excellency, Senator Dr.  Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration”, he said.

He disclosed that the  governor had  since approved the establishment of technical colleges across the 25 Local Government Areas of the state and also birthed a fulfleged Ministry of Technical Education to provide technical education, modern learning tools and creating the right environment for  children to study.

Rt Hon Oborevwori described  this year’s celebration as  unusual because of the Covid 19 pandemic globally, advising that; ” Our  wards and children should begin to acquire new set of IT skills to survive and thrive in this new normal times”.

The Speaker  charged parents to ensure that they lead their wards on the path of moral rectitude and obedience to the laws of the land, saying that;  ” Parents have  greater role to play in shaping and instilling the right values in their children. They must inculcate in them the fear of God and the acute understanding of the principles of right and wrong. Our Children  must shun anti social behaviors that may stand in their way of rising to their greatness”.

He used the opportunity to advise the youths not to be involved in criminal activities, noting  that they have been given the opportunity  to become all that they  ever wanted to be and  challenged them rise to the occasion.

While imploring them to do their parents and the state proud, he  added  that bad behaviour would not let   them to fulfil their purpose in life instead it will take them  down the path of destruction.

The  Speaker who   reemphasized that it is a great time to be a Deltan and be part of the Stronger Delta Vision of the Okowa-led administration,  said that; “I therefore urge  our children that we are celebrating   to resist peer pressure to engage in illicit behaviors and to look up to  the future with high hopes. I wish our children and wards happy celebration”.

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