By Amidu Arije
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has launched Read Aloud Lagos to celebrate this year’s International children’s day.
The governor said the celebration of this year children day is a special one because of the lockdown order which does not allow the children to go out to celebrate with their friends as it used to be.
Sanwo-Olu urged parents to take good care of their children through the imbibing of moral values in their lives.
“Today to celebrate #ChildrensDay, I will be launching Read Aloud Lagos and every child can join online at http://readaloudlagos.com at noon.
Children are our hope for a brighter future and we must empower them with the values, skills and opportunities to achieve their dreams.
This year, #COVID19 has changed the lives of our children. Many of them do not understand why they have to stay at home and not see their friends.
As we celebrate #ChildrensDay, let us pay special attention to their mental health, physical capacity and their important needs.
Let us encourage and empower them to hold on to their aspirations and dreams because every child has the potential to be the catalyst that transforms our society for the better and this is the point where we sow the seeds for a brighter future generation,” he tweeted.