#Zamfara Gov to Parents: “Prepare them as Future Leaders”
By Tahir Gusau
Zamfara State State Governor Dr.Bello Mohammed Matawalle has charged parents and guardians to use all available resources to give their children and wards sound education,”prepare them as future leaders”.he advised.
Matawalle made the statement today at a statewide broadcast to mark the 2020 Children’s Day in the state.
According to him, the state government has dedicated 18.5% of its 2020 budget to the education sector with the believe that if children’s education is not given the attention it deserves, the future of our society will be bleak.
” A long-time investment, is the bedrock of societal development”.
He advised for more sound policies and programmes that will improve the wellbeing of Nigerian children as investing in them is akin to investing in our future.
“Children of today are the ones to take over the mantle of societal affairs tomorrow,we must therefore, mobilise all the resources at our disposal towards ensuring that they receive the best in terms of education, healthcare,moral and religious training”.
He further lamented that children are subjected to high rates of child mortality, illiteracy and subjection to all forms of inhuman treatments because most of them lack sound education.
“As Muslims, we already know that long before the emergence of the contemporary clamour for the protection of the rights of children, Islam had evolved social and religious institutions that guarantee the entire social and natural rights as well as freedoms of children”.
“We must,therefore continue to play our leading role of according children all the necessary care and training so that they can adequately step into our shoes when we leave the stage,” he said.
He said under the current COVID -19 pandemic,children, parents and teachers must come together to utilize the situation of lockdown to mentor the children to study at home so that they can easily catch up after the pandemic.