No fewer than 115 schools and 11 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) participated in the Children’s Day celebration in Ibadan on Saturday.
58 primary schools, 57 secondary schools and 11 NGOs participated in the traditional march.
NAN also reports that food vendors at the various fun and recreation outlets in the metropolis made brisk business.
Speaking at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, one of the venues for the celebration, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said that the nation would benefit immensely if parents instill sound morals in their wards.
Ajimobi, who condemned violence against children, said inhumane and barbaric tradition negatively affecting children would no longer be tolerated.
“The current trend of violence through child trafficking, child forced marriages, sex exploitation and abduction would no longer be condoned,’’ he said.
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