The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has rejoiced with Nigerian children on this year’s Children’s Day.
Gbajabiamila also felicitated with the Soun of Ogbomoso land, Oba Oladunni Ajagungbade III, on his 95th birthday.
In a statement Thursday, signed by Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Gbajabiamila said in line with the popular maxim, Nigerian children are truly the leaders of tomorrow because of the enormous potential they possess.
As such, the Speaker noted that Nigerian children must imbibe good morals and face their studies squarely and urged the children to be worthy ambassadors wherever they find themselves, saying there is nothing as priceless as good morals.
The Speaker said as current leaders execute the task of nation-building, it is imperative for tomorrow’s leaders to aim at surpassing whatever achievements are being recorded now.
He called on Nigerian children to shun acts capable of derailing them from achieving their set goals.
In another statement, the Speaker said the Soun of Ogbomoso land has been a source of inspiration to his people, and even beyond, throughout his reign.
He noted that the sons and daughters of Ogbomoso land are lucky to have Oba Oladunni Ajagungbade III as their traditional ruler, who happens to be the longest-serving Soun.
Gbajabiamila particularly eulogised the Soun for using his stool to bring development to the Ogbomoso land over the years, saying he deserves commendation for his qualitative leadership and prayed that the Almighty God will continue to keep the Soun in good health and increase him in wisdom for the benefit of the people of Ogbomoso land and beyond.