Children are the future of their countries – Ambassador Abikoye

Spouse of the High Commissioner, Mrs. Margaret Kikelomo Abikoye with the children

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Olufemi Michael Abikoye has challenged Nigerian and Ghanaian children to aspire to be great because the future belongs to them

Speaking at an event to mark the Children’s Day celebration in Accra, Ghana which attracted Children of Nigerians resident in Ghana and some Ghanaian children, Abikoye enjoined them to focus on their studies and start to learn nation-building in the interest of their future.

Cutting of Children’s Day cake

In his words: ‘’ The future is yours, but you have to study very hard, always be of good behaviour, do great exploits so that  your  parents, guardians and communities will  be proud of you.  As I said earlier, you are the future of your countries. With determination and seriousness, sky is the limit for you”

In her remarks, the spouse of the High Commissioner, Mrs. Margret Kikelomo  Abikoye appreciated the support of   Nigerian Women in Ghana, Home based officers, Local staff, Nigerian Union of Traders Association, Ghana  and the High Commissioner  for their continuous support which she noted  made the event a success.

She commended the partners and sponsors of the event and all the children who attended the event most especially schools and homes. Mrs. Abikoye later donated some items to the schools and homes

The theme of this year’s celebration was; “End malnutrition; protect the future of the Nigerian child.” The event brought together children and wards of home based officers, local staff as well as children of Nigerians living in Ghana.

Ambassador Olufemi Micheal Abikoye and spouse

The event was put together by Nigerian women resident in Ghana led the spouse of the High Commissioner, Mrs. Margaret Kikelomo Abikoye and the spouses of Home based officers in conjunction with the High Commission

It was attended by students from New Horizon Special School, Dzorwulu Special School, and Noyaa Academy home and other schools.  It availed them the opportunity of interacting with other children.

Ambassador Abikoye making his remarks

As part of the celebrations, children participated in quiz, fashion parade, chorography, games and dancing competition, all geared towards confidence building and boldness.

The major partners and sponsors of the event were Promisidor, Zenith Bank (Ghana), Indomie, Aliza hotel amongst others

Mrs. Abikoye making her remarks