"Nigeria is a culturally rich nation and children will not forget this culture when they are taught at their tender age.
Our beautiful first lady, Aisha Buhari has advised parents to teach their children about Nigerian culture.
Represented by her Senior Special Assistant, Dr Hajju Sani, at the Children Fiesta Abuja carnival, Aisha said children were the leaders of the future and should uphold the rich culture of the nation.
"Nigeria is a culturally rich nation and children will not forget this culture when they are taught at their tender age. Children are the leaders of tomorrow and we love our children, we want them to be creative to do more than the present leaders.
"Creativity is not about doing something better than others, but a discovery of innovations.
"Children should endeavour to put their minds to work, advance more than what their teachers in school teach them,'' Aisha said.
Speaking to The Guardian, The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed added that said children were the hope of this nation.
According to him, if the culture goes into extinction, the children will not have the proper cultural background of their diverse tribes.
Mohammed urged stakeholders in the creative industry to strive to join forces with the government to preserve the cultural heritage of the country. The Guardian reported.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Children Fiesta was a platform created to promote and develop the creative ability of children. The programme also intends to promote cultural integration among children bearing in mind that they were of diverse socio-cultural, religious and economic background.
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