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Apatira Promises Better Welfare, Investment In Child’s Education

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Akin Olayemi

Dr Ahmed Apatira Addressing Pupils from schools across Itire-Ikate LCDA during this year’s International Children’s Day

Executive Chairman of Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area, Hon.(Dr) Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira has promised a guaranteed future through quality education and an improved standard of living for children within his constituency.

Apatira gave the assurance during this year’s International Children’s Day celebration held at the council secretariat on Friday.

May 27 of every year was set aside as a holiday for children in Nigeria to draw the attention of government and other relevant bodies to the plights of children and also bring to the fore awareness on problems confronting them.

Annually, the day is marked with arrays of activities across the country.

In his usual characteristics, Dr Apatira in his address, expressed his administration’s readiness to secure the future of the children whom he described as leaders of today.

Apatira who was represented by the council’s Supervisor for Education, Prince Yomi Lawrence, promised to improve their welfare while also expressing his administration’s commitment to the provision of enabling environment that supports growth, skills acquisition and opportunities for them to realise their full potentials.

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He said “Today, we celebrate our future. We celebrate our hope for a brighter tomorrow. Our Jewel of inestimable values.

I want to reaffirm our administration’s commitment to the protection of the rights of our children in an environment that is supportive of growth.

As we celebrate our pride, today May 27, I make bold to say that every child out there deserves the right to a decent living, qualitative education and above all, protection from physical and virtual harms.

We are in an era when our children have unhindered access to the social media platforms.

Of course, there are bountiful advantages and opportunities they could derive from the social media but as massive as these opportunities are, as parents, we must bear in our minds that the contents of the social media could be destructive as they could be tools to moral corruption for our children if they are not properly monitored.

So, I urge our parents to devote enough time and care to nurture these children and inculcate moral values and discipline that would take them through life.

For us as a government, we are mindful of these challenges hence our investment in education.

“We understand the importance of quality education in achieving an all-round development of a child.

Therefore we will continue to invest massively in the construction of modern facilities of learning, upgrade of school infrastructure and to bequeath our children with technology driven knowledge with which they can compete favourably with their peers anywhere in the world.”

Dr Apatira assured both parents and other stakeholders that reforms and policies that are being implemented in the Lagos State Basic Education sector would encourage parents to send their children to school thus providing robust opportunities for children to have access to quality basic education.

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