By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A leading female governorship aspirant for the November 6, 2021 election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe has called for all hands to be on deck for restoration of peace in Nigeria.
Onyemelukwe in a statement to celebrate Nigerian children as they mark this year’s Children’s Day said her wish for children all over the world is joy, good health, success, safety and all round success.
She added, “As we mark this year’s Children’s Day to honour every child, our thoughts and prayers must be spared for some of our children who are victims of various forms of abuse, including neglect, trafficking, kidnapping, child labour, girl-child marriage, malnourishment, and unmet healthcare and educational needs.
These challenges are even more pronounced in Nigeria where there are 13 million out of school children, more than whole populations of many nations.
“As a mother, my fervent prayer and wish for every Nigerian child, and indeed children all over the world is joy, safety, good health, success and all round excellence.
The former running mate to Oseloka Obaze during the 2017 governorship election in the state assured that if given the mantle of leadership, she will give priority to children’s education, welfare and healthcare needs.
She stressed that such priority goals are fully reflected in her manifesto.
Onyemelukwe regretted that though the air of insecurity in and around Nigeria troubles everyone, that it would be more traumatising for the children.
“May we never lose focus of the truth in the saying that “we do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Let us all commit, on this day, to working doubly hard to bequeath a cleaner and greener and better environment to our children.
“A blessed children’s day to all our children. May we not fail them. May we bequeath to them and future generations, a better legacy than that which was left us. In all that we do, may we always remember, that the struggle after all, is about them”, she stated.