President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all Nigerian children on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day celebration, reassuring them his administration remained fully committed to fulfilling its promise of a better Nigeria.
The president, in his Children’s Day message to the nation yesterday, said it was a thing of joy that on the occasion, the country could also celebrate the safe return of one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, Amina Ali Nkeki and many other abducted women and children freed from the clutches of Boko Haram by the military.
He reassured Nigerians and friends of the country that his administration would not rest until the Boko Haram sect is totally eliminated.
He said as peace gradually returns to the North-east states, the federal government would continue to work diligently to ensure the rapid and full re-integration as well as rehabilitation of all internally displaced persons, including orphaned children in the region.
He said the government would also sustain and strengthen ongoing actions to protect children more effectively from violence, child-labour, child-trafficking, forced marriages and other related offences.
He urged all Nigerians, especially children, to imbibe and exhibit in greater measure, the virtues of hard work, diligence, discipline, honesty, prudence, selflessness and patriotism which he said were essential for the actualisation of the vision for a truly great nation. Buhari wished all children a happy Children’s Day.