NIGERIA’S CHILDREN DAY
WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY 2015
Today, children of Nigeria celebrate ‘Children’s Day 2015’, however the cherished day is being over shadowed by the harsh economic realities in the country, worsened by the recent fuel scarcity.
Nigeria First established by the United Nations in 1964, the day remains important in the lives of many Nigerian kids. The date sets aside a day to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children, initiate action to benefit, and promote world’s children and celebrate childhood.
On this day every year, children are granted a holiday while several social activities are centred on them. Excused from school, most kids converge at stadiums and centres to commemorate the event. It has also become the habit of some government officials and media organisations to honour some children with leadership opportunities. Certain radio and TV stations do this by featuring child broadcasters on air and letting them anchor their programmes for the early part of the day. Similarly, certain government officials allow a child to shadow them as ‘state governor’ for a major portion of the day.
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