The caretaker administrator of Omala local government area, Hon. Yakubu Ibrahim Aboh has called on children to do away with crimes and other social vices.
The council boss made the admonition in Abejukolo, the headquarters of Omala local government area, yesterday, to commemorate with the Children’s day celebration.
He reminded the young ones that shaping their character and preparing themselves for the challenges of nation building should be paramount to them rather than engage in activities that would hinder their development.
Hon. Aboh stated that the realisation that children are future leaders of tomorrow makes it imperative for individuals, government at all levels and corporate organisations to put all hands on deck and improve on activities aimed at protecting the rights of children. “Our children are future leaders of tomorrow and the only way we can assist them to attain their full potentials is by protecting their rights,” he said.
He also called on parents and guardian to be vigilant and ensure that they monitor the activities of their wards: “This is a critical period in our history and the parents should rise up to the challenge. It is important that we as parents must monitor our children and ask question about the friends they keep,” he said.
Hon. Aboh stated that the state government under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello is committed to putting in place measures that will continue to enhance rights of children.
He reiterated the efforts of the state government in ensuring that children are protected under the law against molestation and other acts that can negatively affect the realization of their dreams, citing that such gesture of the governor would be replicated at the local government level.
The administrator also advised children to face their studies and engage in activities that will allow them realise their potentials.