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Nasarawa speaker targets education to fight poverty, social ills

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The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi has urged parents and guardians to provide their children good education and proper upbringing for a better society.

He made the appeal in a statement yesterday by his Press Secretary, Jibrin Gwamna, to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi.

Abdullahi described education as the best instrument to fight poverty and other related abuses on children, hence the need for parents to give it topmost priority.

The speaker described children as special gifts from God, while urging parents to take adequate care of them for a prosperous society.

He also urged parents to live an exemplary life by inculcating good moral values on their children.

He said: “Education is the leeway to success in life and a route to escape from poverty box, and it is the bed rock of any society because knowledge is power.

“When one is well informed, he or she can move to places beyond his local environment,”

Abdullahi condemned violence against children, and called for all hands to be on deck to fight violence against children.

According to him, there will be permanent peace in the society, if parents instill moral values on their children and live a life worthy of emulation for the overall development of the country.


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