Nigerian children have been enjoined to cultivate the habit of hard work and honesty and shun vices like greed and laziness.
The country’s data masters, Globacom, in a goodwill message to Nigerian children on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day celebration, encouraged “children to be obedient, respectful and exhibit good virtues at home and in school. The company said this will help the children to achieve their desired academic goals and imbue them with the well-rounded development they need to become successful leaders of tomorrow.”
Globacom noted that Nigerian children are highly talented and have the potentials to be world-beaters in all disciplines, adding that they will excel when exposed to the right environment as well as the most current teaching aids.
The statement added: “Our children are our future, so we must take our commitment to children seriously and ensure that they are properly trained and well taken care of as we prepare them for future leadership of the Nigerian nation.”
Globacom also called on all stakeholders in public and private sectors, education administrators and religious leaders to pay more attention to programmes that will give our children all-round development. It affirmed that such will keep them empowered not only to excel as children, but to thrive in adulthood. “They are our hope and our future. We cannot but take their growth and development seriously,” Globacom opined.
While wishing Nigerian children a successful celebration, the company said that it is building a network that will open the world of unlimited opportunities for our “leaders of tomorrow,” and encourage them to explore these opportunities to build themselves for a greater future. Globacom is the network for the next generation; it is your network”, the statement assured the children.
Children’s Day in Nigeria is celebrated annually on May 27. It is also recognized globally as a day to honour children. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925 and then established universally in 1954 to protect children working long hours in dangerous circumstances and allow all children access to education.