Oyo Charges Stakeholders on Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic on Children Ahead of Children Day
*Pix Shows the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni (left) in a chat with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Christiana Abioye at the inauguration on Wednesday*
Relevant stakeholders have been charged to reawaken their consciousness and responsibilities in securing the future of Oyo state children and nation at large.
The State Commissioner for Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni gave the charge while inaugurating the inter ministerial state planning committee for year 2021 Children’s day celebration held at the conference room of the ministry.
Underscoring the theme for the year, “Unite to reverse the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Children,” she said the day is usually observed on 27th May of every year with various activities and events adding that it is a period when general populace is sensitized on the rights of children to survival, development, protection and participation.
“The theme is very apt as it is important for all stakeholders to join forces to protect, keep our children safe and minimize the harmful effects of COVID-19 pandemic on children most especially those in already disadvantaged or vulnerable situations, for them to realize their full potentials despite the odds staring in their faces, she said.”
Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs Christiana Abioye appreciated the support of Governor Seyi Makinde for been a lover of children and gender friendly towards the children in the state and supporting their cause at all times.
She therefore urged the members of the committee to put in their best to have a hitch free celebration in the State.