Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and his wife, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola hosted children at the 2012 End of Year Party with Governor Fashola enjoining the children to continue to study hard and be obedient students.
The governor who spoke at the open grounds of Lagos House, Ikeja before a large gathering of happy children thanked them for abiding by his advice to them last year to be up and doing in their studies.
He also commended teachers in the state for imparting knowledge to the students, adding that the results are becoming evident in results being turned out at the school certificate examinations
He added that from the 2011 results when only 19 percent of the students who sat for the exams passed with five credits including Mathematics and English, it has moved to 39.8 percent in 2012.
He stated that the improvement is only indicative of the fact that the administration is moving in the right direction just as the government is also improving the quality of schools, training of teachers as well as an improvement of hospitals and healthcare.
The governor also charged mothers at the ceremony to become the Ambassador of the State by helping to look after the children and ensuring that for those who have not been immunized against the child killer diseases, they are taken for immunization.
He also acknowledged the contributions of public servants who assist government in serving the citizenry, the policemen who look after the people and make everyone safe, the firemen who keep Lagos safe and all the street sweepers who keep Lagos clean.
Governor Fashola appealed to all those who do not pay their taxes to do so in order to allow the children have more opportunities for recreation, to learn in the schools and more drugs in the public hospitals.
Speaking earlier, the First Lady, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola charged the children to continue to be obedient children and pray for their parents and the nation at large so that the country can continue to be peaceful.