Christmas:  Protect  Your  Children Against Abuses- Ekiti First Lady Charges Parents 

Wife of Ekiti State Governor on Wednesday hosted thousands of children to an impressive Christmas party urging parents to take care of the future leaders.
At this year’s Christmas Party she held for the children at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ado Ekiti, Dr. Oyebanji celebrated the kids whom she described as “very precious gifts of God that must be well taken care of.”
The First Lady was joined by the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Monisade Afuye; Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Habibat Adubiaro; wife of the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mrs. Adenike Aribasoye; All Progressives Congress (APC) state Women Leader,. Mrs. Caroline Egunlusi and female members of the State Executive Council to celebrate with the children.
Dr. Oyebanji congratulated the children and their parents for witnessing another Yuletide season thanking the parents for taking care of the children and providing for their needs.
Governor’s wife equally charged the parents to inculcate in their children the virtues of love for one’s neighbours and giving to the less privileged
The First Lady however urged the parents to always be on guard and protect their children against all forms of abuse noting that the state government frowns against abuse and violation of the rights of the children.
She said: “Parents should remember the less privileged and give food to those who don’t have what to eat. Let us bend backwards to the less privileged; whatever you have, share with others who don’t have especially in the spirit of the season
“Let us instill in our children the values of generosity and giving so that it will become part of them and when they do so, the world will be a better place to live in. The greatest gift we can give is the gift of love.”
She also stressed that perpetrators of child abuse are individuals who are very close to their victims which calls for extra vigilance to prevent the children from falling victims.
The First Lady disclosed that several cases of child abuse have been reported in her office hence the need for parents to join hands with the government to fight the scourge to a standstill.
Dr. Oyebanji who prayed for the children said the Christmas party was aimed at celebrating them and giving them a sense of belonging.
The Deputy Governor, Chief Afuye, also identified with the children leaving her seat to extend special greetings to the appreciative kids.
Chief Afuye equally prayed for the kids and congratulated them for witnessing another Christmas which she said offered another opportunity to celebrate them.
The Christmas party featured talent display by the kids, choreography, dancing competition, presentation of gifts, among others.

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