No fewer than 200 children within Ikate Kingdom in Lagos State and its environs were on Sunday hosted to a New Year party by the Quality and Selfless Empowerment (QSE) Foundation.
The foundation is an initiative of Sekinat Elegushi, wife of Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the annual New Year party is one of her humanitarian programmes for residents in the community, particularly the indigent.
In her remarks, Elegushi advised the children to be focused, disciplined and shun all forms of social vices, to make their parents and the country proud.
“Also, as you resume school tomorrow, I urge you to study very hard so as to become great personalities in life, make your parents and the country proud,” she said.
Elegushi thanked God on behalf of the children for keeping them alive and healthy to witness another year.
She thanked her husband, who is also chairman of the foundation, for his support and for spending time with the children.
The queen equally thanked the International Women Society (IWS) for their partnership and collaboration.
NAN reports that the children who had quality time of entertainment, amusement and merriment, were given different items including school bags; writing materials; lunch boxes; water bottles; snacks and toys.
Highlight of the programme was a return ticket to Ghana won by one of the children who won a dance competition. (NAN)