May 27: Consider the future of Nigerian Children – Peter Obi tells leaders

The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has appealed to leaders in Nigeria to consider the future of children in the country while making political decisions.

Obi made this appeal via his verified Twitter account to celebrate Children’s Day.

He wrote:

“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. – PO

Children’s Day is celebrated in Nigeria on May 27 annually. It is dedicated to celebrating children all over the world, and for adults to remember their childhood experiences. The excitement of the day is palpable as it’s a special day to recognize, honor, celebrate and appreciate children.