Today is celebrated worldwide as the international Children’s Day.
In Bende Local Government area, it was a galaxy of colours from sporting attires of the numerous school children who besieged the Council headquarters to commemorate their day.
The day started with a march past by all the nursery, primary and secondary schools in Bende local government, who took turns to salute the transition chairman.
In his address to the children, the Transition Chairman, Hon. Chief P.C Onyegbu reminded the children that they are the hope of the nation and that the future of Nigeria lies on their shoulders. He further admonished them to shun all forms of vices that could jeopardize their future and take their education serious.
He urged parents to make the education of their children their topmost priority and make sure they keep an eye over them to ensure they don’t stray from the path that will lead them to excellence.
Highpoint of the event was a Children party organized by the chairperson of the local government, Pastor Mrs. Clare Chioma Onyegbu, who also harped on the importance of education as the foundation of any great future.
The children were thereafter treated to a lavish entertainment and parting gifts to mark their day.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion includes, the Transition Chairman, Hon. P.C Onyegbu, snd his amiable wife Pastir Mrs. C. C Onyegbu, the Deputy Chairman Comrade Ifeanyi Ogala, The Education Secretary, Chief Arisa Okparigbo, The Chief of Staff to this Chairman, Hon. Chuks Okorie, The Chairman Abia State Council of traditional rulers His Royal Majesty Eze Engr. Patrick Udeh, the Chairman Nation youth council of Nigeria Bende LGA chapter Comrade Sunday Okorie, among others.