By Pat PA Okon
Gov Aminu Bello Masari Tuesday played host to Her Excellency, Miss Emmanuella Ogochukwu, the president of the children government of Nigeria who paid a courtesy visit on him at the government house in Katsina.
Masari commended the president for sparing her auspicious time to visit the state with a view to interact with the children and socialize with them.
He said his administration has placed priority on the welfare of children especially their education, health and other essential services that would boost the morale of the children.
“We would continue to promote moral virtues and good upbringing among the children”
He described Nigerian children as intelligent, hard working and we’ll disciplined, stressing the sky is your limit as future leaders would be produced from your generation.
He said the state was top among its equal in routine immunization, vaccination and provision of free medical care to the children, stressing children are our major assets as the leaders of tomorrow.
Masari, noted that his government has provided recreational services and relevant sporting activities aimed at promoting the welfare of the youth and the children, “adding we would soon establish children parks to make our children more vibrant and productive.
Earlier in her remarks, the president said she was in the state to officially appreciate the efforts of the state government on the promotion of the welfare of children.
She said her administration would continue to rally round Nigerian children with a view to making them innovative, productive and initiative, adding we introduced slot of reforms on the plight of Nigerian child.
The visiting president used the occasion to commend the efforts of president Buhari on promotion of the welfare of children, stressing the save the child initiative and his wife get involved program has saved the life of millions of children in Nigeria.
Highlight of the visit was the swearing in of the Katsina state governor of the children’s government by the Chief Justice of the children government Her lordship Murja Danladi Abubakar.
Responding the newly-sworn in children governor, Hajara Salisu promised to uphold the constitution of the federal republic of the children government of Nigeria without affection or Ill will.
She said her administration would carry along the millions of children of Katsina state through provision of innovative services especially on their education and general welfare.
She said her administration would emulate the policies and programs of Government Aminu Masari especially on prudent management of resources, accountability and provision of infrastructure, stressing we would equally borrow a leaf from Masari on how to promote and curtail security challenges.
Our correspondent reports that the interesting event attracted commissioners, politicians, civil servants and parents.
The swearing in was in line with the vision and mission of the administration on promotion of the Child Rights Act.
The oath of office was administered on the governor by the Chief Justice of the state children’s parliament at the instance of Gov Masari in Katsina government house.
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