As children in Nasarawa state joined their counterparts nationwide to mark this year’s National Children’s Day celebration, the Federal Government has assured of transformative policies that will guarantee quality education for all children.

This is contained in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s message to the children during the occasion held at the Lafia Township Stadium.

Felicitating with the children over the celebration, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu whose message the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe delivered on behalf of Governor Abdullahi Sule said part of the measures taken by the Federal Government to enhance the quality of education for children includes establishment of skills innovation hubs for entrepreneurship development as well as vocational centres in secondary schools nationwide.

According to him, his administration is reviewing the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme by scaling it up to the tune of one hundred billion naira to address hunger, malnutrition and other related health challenges that could hamper children’s mental growth, calling on states to focus on schools in the poorest communities to benefit.

While expressing dismay over the incessant cases of kidnapping of school children in the country, the president noted that his administration is working hard to make the schools secure and conducive for teaching and learning.

State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Yajiya Aishatu Rufa’i underscored the essence of the National Children’s Day, saying it provides opportunities for parents, stakeholders and the government to play pivotal roles in ensuring children is provided with relevant skills for their educational upliftment.

The commissioner added that theme “Enhancing the Total Wellbeing of the Nigerian Child Through Quality Education Skill Development is hinged on the desire of the Nigerian state to prioritise the welfare and development of children in the country, saying the government of Nasarawa is in tandem with Federal Government’s policy on education, which is why the sector has the largest budgetary allocation.

The 2024 National Children’s Day celebration which also had the state First Lady, Hajiya Salifat Abdullahi Sule and the Speaker of the state Assembly, Danladi Jatau among other members of the state executive council featured match pass, by children from various schools in Lafia, cultural display and presentation of gifts to schools that performed well in the match pass.

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