The wife of Oyo State Governor and First Lady, Engr. Mrs. Tamunominini Olufunke Makinde celebrated the independence day with children in the state. 

It was fun and exciting for the children who were toast of the day as the First lady’s entourage hosted Children with Special needs and orphans, in Ibadan, Oyo state.

In her remark, Mrs. Makinde appreciated the parents of the children, particularly all caregivers for not neglecting the children, stressing that their special status and needs does not limit their  status in the society.

Mrs. Makinde described their teachers and caregivers as patient and hard working people, whose love is essential fruits that grows society. 

“We are here today to celebrate our country Nigeria, who turns 60 and compliment what you have been doing through support and to assure these children of our love”, she said.

These children are special and dear to the  heart of Oyo state Government under the leadership of my dear husband, Engr. Seyi Makinde.

As a way of support to his administration, I shall continually stretch my hands of love to them, as we must also encourage institutions and priviledged individual to remember them”, she added.

She noted that, the idea of the celebration was to assure the children that they are indeed special and loved by the current administration, saying the auspicious occassion of the Country’s independence was specially earmarked to celebrate them while thanking God for the Country.

The first lady further encouraged the children to continue to cooperate with their teachers and caregivers, and contribute their quota to the State and Nigeria.

Also, she urged them to focus on their studies, stressing the importance of education in fulfilling their ambitions and dreams.

The children went home with food items, groceries and lots of gift, while they also had the privilege of dancing with the First lady and other dignitaries present.

In attendance were the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun; Head of Service, Alh. Amidat Ololade Agboola; Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Faosat Sanni; Commissioner for Special duties, Mrs. Funmi Orisadeyi; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu; Permanent Secretaries among others.

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