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September 30, 2023

May 27: Peter Obi Joins Children’s Day Celebration, Sends Message To Political Leaders

The presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the just concluded 2023 poll, Peter Obi, has joined the world to celebrate the Children’s Day, toady May 27, 2023.

New Telegraph reports that the former governor of Anambra State on Saturday said in a statement, adviced government leaders at all levels to consider the future of Nigerian children in their political agenda.

According to Obi, children’s future must remain governance’s top priority, especially in health and education which impacts directly on the children.

He added that, children to remain law abiding to enable them to grow into responsible citizens and contribute to national development.

He said, “As the nation celebrates 2023 Children’s Day, I urge Nigerian leaders at all levels of government to consider the future of Nigerian children in all their political decisions. The future of our children must remain a top governance priority to us.

“The parameters of national development continue to point towards uncertainty for the future of Nigerian children, owing to the failure of governance at different levels. The non-investment in critical areas of development, especially in health and education, impacts directly on the children. Consequently, we have the highest number of out-of-school children and the highest number of infant mortality.

“The government at all levels have a statutory responsibility to protect Nigerian citizens, and therefore, must ensure deliberate and aggressive investment in health and education, with a strategic formulation and implementation of policies targeted at giving every Nigerian child access to both.

“I urge the children to remain law abiding so that they can grow into responsible citizens, contributing to national development.

“I wish all Nigerian children a Happy Children’s Day Celebration”

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