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Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu calls on Nigerians to equip children for success

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Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of the Lagos State governor has urged adult Nigerians to provide Nigerian children with the tools, opportunities and support that they need to thrive.

Speaking at the celebration of the Nigerian children at a recent event organised by Dufil Prima Foods Ltd, maker of Indomie Instant Noodles under its Children’s Fan Club, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu said there is a need for Nigerians to nurture the children’s creativity, collective talents, and instil in them the values of compassion, integrity and respect.

“Today, as we come together to celebrate the viable potentials of our children, let us also reaffirm our commitment to creating a society that is safe, inclusive, and supportive of their growth and development.

“Let us work tirelessly to ensure that every child, regardless of the background or circumstances, has access to quality education, healthcare, opportunity and personal and professional growth”, she said and noted that the Office of the Lagos State First Lady through its Annual Parenting Seminar has shown an unwavering commitment to educating children and parents on how to become better parents and obedient children.

The First Lady of Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, according to a statement was represented at the event by the Director, of Lagos State Building Investment Corporation (LBIC), Bolanle Banjo, who joined the celebration to spread cheer. Her presence added a touch of grace and warmth to the festivities, as she engaged with the children and participated in various activities.

Temitope Ashiwaju, Group Corporate Communications and Events Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Ltd, spoke in the same vein, adding, “At Indomie, we believe in the power of community, the importance of celebrating our children, and the positive impact we can have on our children’s lives. It is a true celebration of happiness and an expression of our commitment to bringing joy and unity to Nigerian children.”

Karishma Rustagi, National Coordinator, of the Indomie Fan Club, expressed her delight in seeing the happiness on the children’s faces. “Children’s Day is a special day to celebrate the innocence, love, and happiness of childhood.

In line with our ‘Show Some Love’ campaign, we have brought the children together to join in the festivities. At Indomie, we are dedicated to creating lasting memories and experiences for our young fans, and today’s celebration has been truly spectacular. We want children to know that education is key, which is why we are engaging them through educative games. This is almost the third generation of Indomie children since we started”, she said.

The May 27 celebration was the highlight of a seven-day series of activities which began on May 22 to mark the 22nd edition of its annual Indomie Fan Club Children’s Day event. This year’s event which had the theme: Moments of Love, featured activities centred around education and entertainment.

This year’s Lagos flagship event held at the Apapa Amusement Park, was a scene to behold, as it brought together over 6,000 children for a day filled with joy and excitement, the statement said. The park was transformed into a magical wonderland where young ones indulged in various activities and enjoyed numerous amusement rides.

The Indomie Fan Club, launched in 2005, has provided the opportunity for kids to participate in a variety of exciting passion-building activities such as singing competitions, crafts competitions, excursions, kiddies festivals, and more.