Lagos State First Lady, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-
Olu on Monday, urged children to be security conscious and wary of strangers anywhere they are.
Mrs. Sanwo-Olu made the call while speaking a children’s end-of-the-year party which held at The Parliament, State House, Marina.
She said,”everybody has to be security conscious. When you see something, say something. Don’t keep quiet when you see something strange in your area or in school. Gone are the days when they say don’t open the door for strangers.
“Even the people you know now a days, you have to be wary of them not only strangers. The uncle in that house, the aunty in that house, you have to be wary of them; you have to be careful. If you see anything they are doing that is not right, you need to report to your parents or guardians out there.”
The First Lady also said it was important for children to know history of Nigeria, as well as the THEMES agenda of the State Government designed to engender a greater Lagos.
“This is 2019 Children end of year party for all our children in Lagos State. We decided this year that we should have it in the House of Parliament. This place has been here for a long time.
“You see, way back we had the whites that were ruling Nigeria then; we had people like Lord Lugard if you have done history you would have heard that name. They used to live here and take decisions for the whole of Nigeria not just Lagos. So, we want you to be part of the history too; we want you to know your history very well and at the same time we want you to enjoy your party.”
She said in the spirit of Christmas, it was important for people including children to show love to others and be thankful to God for His grace and benevolence.
“Christmas is a period when we share love; when we remember our loved ones; when we remember people that are not as blessed as us; people that have special qualities that are VIPs in their own rights.
“And so we want to thank God for the opportunity of being alive today. We started this year since January through to December. It can only be God that made it possible for all of us to be alive from the beginning of the year up to this moment and beyond.
“We want to say a very big thank you too to all our parents out there for taking good care of our children. We thank God for our teachers. God bless our teachers; God bless our children and God bless all the guardians that have been taking care of us one way or the other,” she said.