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“What can I do to be a good person like you?” 11-year-old boy asks Obi



"What can I do to be a good person like you?" 11-year-old boy asks Obi

An 11-year-old boy in Lagos State has asked former presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, what he would do to be a good person like him.


The 11 years old boy, Tolu, invited Peter Obi to his primary six graduation ceremony at Corona School, Gbagada, Lagos.


Tolu, ahead boy of the Corona School, Lagos, disclosed to the former governor of Anambra State, that he followed all his political and campaign activities in the build-up, during and after the 2023 presidential election.


Narrating his encounter with Tolu, on the International Day of the Boy Child, on Thursday, May 16, Obi said, “I was immensely touched by the action of an 11-year-old head boy from Corona School in Gbagada, Lagos. The boy named Tolu on his own took the initiative to invite me as Special Guest of Honour to his primary six school graduation ceremony.


“I was gladdened by his initiative at such a tender age and was even more astonished and elated interacting with the young lad. When I asked him how he knew me, he said that he had followed my journey during the elections and was inspired by the good things people said about me.


“Then, with a curious mind, he asked the question that melted my heart: “What can I do to be a good person like you?” I encouraged him to always embrace honesty, listen to his parents, teachers, and elders; and always do the right thing.”


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Obi said Tolu’s question raised his consciousness of the need to inspire young children to good behaviours. He advised the boy to study hard and live an honest life.


“I urged him to study hard and resist the temptation to follow the crowd when it is wrong. In that moment, I envisioned a brighter future for the boy child, and for entire Nigeria, led by young trailblazers like Tolu, who will excel in various fields and bring positive change,” the former Labour Party presidential candidate said.


“With the best education and a strong moral compass, this young boy and every boy child will rise above their challenges and shine as beacons of hope to shape a better tomorrow for their generation. I am honored to have played a small part in inspiring him, and a lot of children and youths in our nation, to be strong forces for good,” he added.