So with 5 minutes’ notice I tried to put some words together.
Children are the future: Whitney Houston was not the only person to have said this but she certainly popularised it and I think there is real truth in the first few words of her song Greatest Love of All:
Show them all the beauty they possess inside, Give them a sense of pride to make it easier”
Our parade today and the work of FACC is about protecting the children of Bayan Loco and the local area. But it is also about laying the foundations of a strong future for the community.
The rest of this blog will be pictures – pictures to show our parade, and pictures of the children from the community who joined the parade. Pictures of the adults of the community who saw our parade, and I hope, understood at least part of the message on our banner.
But there are also pictures of the community itself, and its environment. Pictures which show why Bayan Loco needs a better, brighter future. Hopefully one that its children, unabused and empowered, can help deliver.
Turn right out of Fantsuam Close and Edi's already looking at the directions...
Clapping to the beating drums
A large part of the parliamentarians’ advocacy work is to influence the State and local governments: to adopt the Rights of the Child Act (not yet ratified by the Kaduna State government) and to ensure that the commitment to Universal Basic Education becomes a reality.
My purpose is that the Gold must be worn. In which all children must be treated in the right way and also to see that they attend what we called the Universal Basic Education, for the benefit of our country. But I want you to know that we cannot do all these without the Government assisting because children are the light of the nation.