The wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday hosted some children to an elaborate reception as part of activities marking this year’s Eid-el-Fitri.
At the party held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the President’s wife told the children to be good ambassadors of their parents and the country.
While saying that the future of the country is in the hands of the children, Mrs. Buhari urged them to face their studies and be obedient to their parents.
She also urged the children to continue to pray for other Nigerian children who are presently residing inside the different Internally Displaced Persons camps scattered all over the country because of acts of terrorism in parts of the country.
She also told them that the present administration attaches great importance to the welfare of children and would stop at nothing to ensure their protection and development.
She said, “The future of this great country lies in your hands.
“You are to complement the efforts of government by working very hard in school and to be obedient to your parents.
“Tomorrow, you may be the President, the President’s wife, senators, honourable members, governors, medical doctors, teachers, journalists, engineers, nurses, lawyers and the rest of our honourable professions.”
The President’s wife also urged parents to encourage and monitor their children.
After spending about two hours with the children, Mrs. Buhari later sought their permission to leave so that she could go and prepare the President’s dinner.
“I’m going to leave you soon. I want to go back home to cook for my husband. Because my children are here playing with you, so nobody is at home, only my husband. So I want to go back home to be with him and also cook dinner for him,” she told the the highly elated children.
The venue of the event was tastefully decorated with various playing spots provided for the children.
The party featured different games, dancing competition and fashion parade, among others.
Mrs. Buhari was accompanied by wives of some former governors.