The Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike has called on Rivers Children to take their education seriously as a foundation to be responsible citizens in the future.
Addressing Rivers Children during the 2018 Children’s Day Celebration at Isaac Boro Park in Port Harcourt on Sunday, Justice Nyesom-Wike told the Children that education is key to their progress in the society.
She said: “Once you get an education, everything will find its place, because you will be empowered to be responsible citizens.
“You need to be careful and mindful of the friends that you keep. This is because evil communication corrupts good manners. Not everyone has a right to come into your space.”
The Rivers Governor’s Wife prayed for God’s blessing on all Rivers Children as they make progress in life .
“God will establish you and you will not die before your time. You will live long to fulfill all your days and everything that God has planned for you to achieve ” , Justice Nyesom-Wike prayed.
She noted that to ensure that children are more responsible across the state and alive to their responsibilities, Rivethics clubs will be introduced in schools.
Justice Nyesom-Wike said that children are very special gifts from God and must be nurtured for the good of the society.
“Children should be celebrated and on a day like this, we create awareness on the importance of children , their rights, their responsibilities, their education and their general welfare”, she said.
The Rivers Governor’s Wife noted that it is because of the importance of children that the United Nations and African Union outlined principles that will aid their protection and development.
The Children’s Day celebration in Rivers State witnessed lectures by motivational speakers and the distribution of life changing books to the children.
Other highlights include parade and cultural dances by schools.
Rivers State Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Damiete Herbert Miller said that Children’s Day celebration is an opportunity to highlight the importance of children to the society.