NAOWA President celebrates barracks children, urges them to be focused

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By Sumaila Ogbaje

The President, Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs Maria Lagbaja, has encouraged barracks children to be obedient and focused so as to become responsible citizens in the future.

The Wife of the Chief of Army Staff gave the advice when she held Children’s Party to celebrate the 2024 Children’s Day for barracks schools children on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lagbaja said the event was geared towards making the children happy, saying that if the children are happy, parents will be happy too.

She urged the children to always obey their parents while making effort to be outstanding in their academic endeavour and making the society proud.

“Children should always obey their parents so that they can be good leaders of tomorrow,’’ she said.

On her part, the President of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA), Mrs Oghogho Musa urged parents to be more intentional, focused and look inward in nurturing their wards.

Mrs Musa also advised parents to draw their children closer, always give them attention and be observant.

According to her, parents should be more conscious of their children’s whereabouts, be conscious of their environment and talk about things like drugs as parents.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that wards and students from NAOWA Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools in Abuja as well DEPOWA School participated in the activities.

The event featured cultural display, dancing competition and spelling bee among the schools. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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