The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised children to believe in Nigeria and see themselves as its future leaders.
Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the advice at the Lagos House Marina while playing host to 60 children from primary schools across the State at an event tagged “Independence Day Conversation With Nigeria’s Future Diamonds” as part of activities marking the 60th Independence Anniversary of the Country.
The Governor who took the children through the history of the nation’s independence from colonial rule by showing them a video of Independence and speeches made by the founding fathers, such as Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, and Sir Ahmadu Bello urged the children to see themselves as future leaders
Governor Sanwo-Olu said “Sixty years ago, they handed us this flag, we are still making this flag unity and faith and progress, we’re believing that everybody can become what they want to be, for me, the bigger story about Nigeria is the story of each and everyone of you going forward”
Some of the children who told the Governor about their future aspirations asked him several questions including what he was doing to feed the homeless and provide shelter for the less privileged in Lagos.
Governor Sanwo-Olu explained the process of governance and Nigeria’s electoral system to the children.
He apologized for keeping them at home for this long because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The wife of the Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu who gave the vote of thanks prayed for the children and also advised them to be good ambassadors of Lagos and Nigeria.
The event was attended by the Deputy Governor and some key members of the State Executive Council.