SENATE President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and some of his colleagues spent the whole of Friday celebrating children of various ages, as part of activities to mark the 2016 Children’s Day.
The school pupils and secondary school students who arrived the Senate at 9am and took a tour of the Senate Chambers. Saraki later received them in his office and thereafter read to them from a story book Titled: “Ngozi Comes To Town” written by Fatima Akilu and published by Cassava Republic.
The Senate President admonished the children to read and take their studies serious so as to grow to become great leaders. He also presented packs of gifts, consisting reading materials to the children.
After the reading session, the Senate President and other Senators including Charman Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Summonu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFUND, Senator Binta Garba Masi and Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, held another session for secondary school students drawn from Shining Star College, Abuja and Government Secondary School (GSS) Jabi, Abuja.
At the session with the students, Saraki presented them each with a “Children’s Handbook on Nigerian 1999 Constitution” and advised them to read it as a preparation towards playing important roles in the society in future.