Aisha Buhari, the first lady on Saturday in Abuja, urged children to shun drug abuse.
She gave the admonition during an event organised by the Presidential Transition Council to commemorate the Children’s Day celebration at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.
Buhari said as a party to the United National Convention on the Rights of Children and the African Union Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Nigeria passed the Child Rights Act (2003) to protect Children nationwide.
She, therefore, urged children to be contributors to nation-building by staying away from drug abuse.
Salamatu Gbajabiamila, wife to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who represented Buhari said, “On this joyous day the nation recognises and celebrates with you by supporting the Child Rights Act, and encourages you to be good citizens of this country.
“We as parents, brothers, and sisters say we love you. Be assured that you mean so much to us and the nation is proud of you as future leaders.
“We, therefore, encourage you to be good children. Listen to your parents and teachers more and always do what is right to make your country better.
“We want you to support your nation by shying away from drugs.
“Be disciplined and avoid any form of misconduct either at school or at home to make our country better,” she added.
She also encouraged Nigerian children to be committed to learning and acquiring useful knowledge and skills to build their future and that of Nigeria.
She said by doing this, that they can support the incoming administration to serve Nigeria better.
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