Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has admonished children never to give up on their dreams no matter their background.
Obasa gave the advice when he visited his alma mater, St. Thomas Aquinas School, in the Mushin area of Lagos where he celebrated his 48th birthday with the pupils.
“I started off like you all and you are indeed the future we rely on. Do not let anything deter you.
“I am of a humble background; I struggled through life and today, I am the Speaker of Lagos State.
“You can be a Governor, a Speaker, a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, a great footballer or anything you want to be in life,” he said while urging them not to allow anything discourage them.
The Speaker, who took a tour around the school, promised to assist in renovating the parts that need facelift. He also promised to equip the school with the necessary furniture.
He thanked the teachers for their efforts in bringing up kids in the school despite the various challenges they face in the course of their jobs.
Obasa also visited the State Primary School in the Oyewole area of Agege, Lagos where he told the pupils parts of his story.
“When I was in this school as a child, I never had the opportunity of meeting a dignitary or had anyone from government visit us.
“Today, I chose to visit you so you will have your priority set right, and your dreams aligned.
“You all can be great. You all can be successful beyond my achievements as the Speaker of Lagos State,” he said.