Aspire To Be Great, Akpabio Tells Children

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio has charged Nigerian children to embrace the virtues that will guide them towards the path of greatness.

He gave the charge yesterday at the 2024 Children’s Day celebration organised by the Senate for the children to commemorate the day.

The children who were invited for the special occasion at the Senate wing of the National Assembly were randomly selected from schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Four of them were made to wear caps to symbolically typify President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Akpabio, Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin and Senate Leader, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele.

Akpabio, who was represented by Bamidele, counselled the children to be upright in their actions and decisions and allow integrity be the cornerstone upon which they build their character.

He also advised them to uphold the values of honesty, fairness, and kindness, for they are the pillars of a just and compassionate society.

The Senate president noted that the yearly Children’s Day celebration was intended to shape their path towards greatness and a day that calls upon them to rise above mediocrity and embrace the qualities that would guide them towards a future of excellence.

Akpabio said,” My dear children, today, we gather here to celebrate the remarkable occasion of Children’s Day, a day that serves as a testament to the incredible potential that resides within each and every one of you.

“This day symbolises the importance of childhood, a phase of life that molds your character and shapes your path towards greatness. It is a day that calls upon you to rise above mediocrity and embrace the qualities that will guide you towards a future of excellence.

“As we commemorate this special day, I want to share with you an extraordinary story of resilience and determination – the story of Helen Keller. Helen Keller, a girl who triumphed over deafness and blindness, serves as an inspiration to us all,” he said.

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