Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has urged parents and guardians to provide good education and proper upbringing of their children for a better society.
The speaker made the appeal in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Alhaji Jibrin Gwamna, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi on Sunday.
Abdullahi described education as the best instrument to fight poverty and other related abuses on children, hence the need for parents to give topmost priority to the education of their wards.
The speaker described children as special gifts from God while urging parents to take adequate care of them for a prosperous society.
He also urged parents to live an exemplary life by inculcating good moral values on their children.
“Education is the leeway to success in life and a route to escape from poverty box, and it is the bed rock of any society as knowledge is power.
“When one is well informed, he or she can move to places beyond his local environment,” the statement said.
Abdullahi condemned violence against children, calling for all hands to be on deck in order to fight violence against violence.
He congratulated the children on their day, describing the day as unique and worth celebrating.
According to him, there will be permanent peace in the society if parents instill moral values on their children and to live a life worth of emulation for the overall development of the country.
Besides, the speaker called for special prayers for the survival, good health and growth of children as leaders of tomorrow.
He underscored the need for all, especially leaders, to brace up and put smiles on the faces of children, especially the less privileged.
Abdullahi restated the commitment of the state legislature to continue to pass resolutions and enact laws that have direct bearing on the lives of the children.
He enjoined the people of the state and Nigerians at large to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities and to live in peace for the overall development of the country.