June 15, 2024

Ogun 1 Customs: COWA Celebrates International Children’s Day in Grand Style

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Ogun 1 Customs: COWA Celebrates International Children’s Day in Grand Style

By Jerry Aguigbo

The Customs Officers Wives Association (COWA), led by its Chairperson, Princess Adeola Folu Ojo, and supported by the Customs Area Controller, Ogun 1 Command, Comptroller James Ojo, celebrated International Children’s Day on 27 May 2024, with a fun-filled event at the Ogun 1 Command premises, Idiroko.

 

The theme of this year’s celebration was “Protecting the Nigerian Child from the Dangers of Online Technology.” The event aimed to promote the welfare and well-being of children, raise awareness about the dangers inherent in online technology, and highlight the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment for them to thrive.

The celebration featured various activities, including a children’s party, cultural dance, cutting of celebration cake, and educational sessions on child safety and development. The association also presented prizes and educational materials to the students and pupils from the Nigeria Customs Secondary and Nursery/Primary schools in Idiroko.

 

In her address, Princess Adeola Folu Ojo emphasized the need for collective efforts to ensure the protection and empowerment of children. She commended the support of the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller James Ojo, and the Ogun 1 Command for their commitment to the welfare of children.

Comptroller James Ojo, in his remarks, admonished the children to steer clear of cybercrime, stating that ” the trend in the world today is cybercrime, what I meant to be cybercrime is those of you who go to the internet to do a lot of things like watching unhealthy movies, copying some crimes and committing yahoo fraud. All these will not lead you anywhere but path to destruction.”

 

The Principal of the Nigeria Customs Secondary school, Mrs Aneke Ogochukwu, while giving votes of thanks on behalf of both schools, described the children’s day celebration as unprecedented since the inception of the schools. She applauded COWA for the kind gesture and solicited more of it in the future.

 

The Customs Officers Wives Association is committed to promoting the welfare of children and supporting initiatives that enhance their development and well-being.

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