Ooni Of Ife Advocates For Ministry of Children’s Affairs.
The paramount ruler of Ile Ife, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, charges the Government of Nigeria to create a ministry that will solely take care of the children.
He disclosed this during the Children’s Day celebration with over 5,000 pupils drawn from 80 schools including Orphanage centers in Ile-Ife and environs.
If we don’t want to put ourselves in the precarious situation, this is the right time to start inculcating what Nigeria is all about to these children and dedicate a special space for them in the budget.
As a matter of fact, we should be mindful of the future of this country by hugely investing in these children because they are the future of our country. We should be celebrating them everyday not only on 27th May which is Children’s Day.
If you look at the demography of Nigeria today, you will see that 60 % of the entire population is below the age of 30. They are growing very fast and nobody is giving them any sense of belonging.
We are building roads, infrastructures, industries, power projects, etc. Who will man these projects tomorrow if not these future leaders? so we must start including them in our national plan by earmarking a special budget for them if we would not have ourselves to blame tomorrow.