From Jude Owuamanam, Jos

Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang has extended his heartfelt greetings to the children of Plateau, Nigeria, and beyond, on the occasion of the 2024 Children’s Day celebration.

In a message signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs Gyang Bere, Mutfwang lauded the resilience, dedication, and unwavering determination of Nigerian children in pursuit of their aspirations, despite the challenges they face in their educational journey.

The statement emphasized that as the vanguards of tomorrow and the architects of Nigeria’s future, children are divine gifts deserving of unwavering care, guidance, and support from parents, government, and policymakers, to foster an environment conducive to their holistic development.

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The governor urged parents to embrace their role as primary nurturers of children by instilling the values of integrity and godliness in them. He also advocated for mentorship under the guidance of teachers and altruistic individuals to collectively nurture a society imbued with moral rectitude and devoid of crime.

Governor Mutfwang highlighted the strides made by his administration over the past year in instituting robust frameworks and prioritizing the restoration of quality education in the state, catering to the needs of children and the burgeoning youth population. He underscored the integration of creative learning methodologies and digitalization within the educational landscape to broaden the cognitive horizons of children in Plateau State and empower them to compete on a global scale.

Mutfwang warned perpetrators of child trafficking, child labour, violence against children, or any form of abuse, of the uncompromising stance of his administration, promising swift and decisive action against such transgressors.

On behalf of the government and people of Plateau State, Governor Mutfwang extended warm congratulations to the children of Plateau as they commemorate this year’s Children’s Day. He implored them to revel in the festivities, filled with joy, love, and laughter, as they reflect on their dreams and aspirations.


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