Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents and guardians to allay fears of their children from the ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Yishawu, representing Eti-Osa Constituency II, made the plea on Wednesday in a goodwill message to mark the 2020 Children’s Day celebration in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Children’s Day is an annually event celebrated by government and non-governmental organisations on every May 27.
Yishawu, the Chairman, House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, assured the children that the pandemic would passed away.
He said: “The impact of the COVID-19 on children cannot be ignored. For them, it has brought fear and uncertainties.
“Today, as we celebrate Children’s Day, let us spend time to reassure them that this too will pass.
“This is because children remain the hope, future of a brother, the symbols of promise and potential.”
The lawmaker said these children might wonder why schools remained closed, adding that it was the duty of parents to educate them on COVID-19 and reassured them that the pandemic would end soon.
He urged parents to train their children in the right way and inculcate moral values in them to prevent them from being wayward or constitute nuisance to the society.
Yishawu noted that parents have major roles to play in the upbringing of children, and if there was lacuna, there would be problem that could affect the society at large.
He prayed that as the world celebrate the Children’s Day, parents who had been doing tremendous jobs, most especially in this pandemic, shall enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Source: Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)