History was made today as the wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun emerged as the only State First lady to host virtual children’s day in Nigeria during this COVID-19 period.
While addressing over 100 participants who joined the celebration online, Mrs Abiodun advised children to uphold moral and ethical principles and embrace personal hygiene.
On thecissue of Covid-19, the Governor’s wife urged them to see the pandemic as a way to study harder, and learn through technology in order to excel.
She however assured the children that as soon as the covid19 pandemic is curtailed and contained, she would celebrate with them in grand style.
In the meantime, Mrs. Abiodun has promised to donate gifts to all the children, especially those who participated in different activities such as quiz, discussion, musical presentation, talent show and games.
Meanwhile, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has rejoiced with the children of Ogun state on the celebration of this year’s children’s day.
In his speech to commemorate the day which was read by Daniella Kolade, the Governor said, their rights to good life and quality education won’t be denied.
Also speaking, the Special adviser to the State Governor on Primary, Secondary and Technical Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo who joined alongside the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Bosede Ogunleye, affirmed the commitment of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration to qualitative education.
Others online were the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Funmilayo Efuwape, Special Adviser/MD of OPIC, Arch. Fari Arole, Communication Specialist with UNICEF in Abuja, Mr. Geoffrey Njoku, Hon. Adijat Oladapo-Adeleye and Mrs Omolola Osota who represented Spouses of Ogun State Government functionaries among others.
The event, created by Integrity Campaign Club and supported by Mobile Classroom App, was moderated by an On-Air Personality and Convener of the Group, Mr Dare Adedotun.
For the first time in the history of Nigeria, a virtual meeting was held for children to celebrate the annual May 27, earmarked as children’s day.
This year’s event also attracted Ogun State indigenes in Cape Verde Island, Brazil and UAE, UK who linked up with over one hundred children from the 20 local governments of the State.