In furtherance of its commitment to ensuring that Nigerian students are well informed about the United Nations and its activities in Nigeria, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, yesterday hosted some students of the Federal Science and Technical College, Akoka, Lagos at its Ikoyi Office.
The students, twenty-one of them, led by three teachers, were treated to a film show: ‘UN4U’ and ‘2013: Year in Review’; presentation on the United Nations (UN) and UNIC mission and current undertakings. The two films and the presentations were discussed during interactive session.
Speaking on the importance of education, the UNIC Lagos’s Officer in Charge, Ms. Envera Selimovic, urged the students to appreciate their parents for sending them to school and charged them to reciprocate their parents’ gestures by doing well in their studies.
She charged the students never to stop schooling as that was the first step to better life. ‘Be dedicated; be focused; do not forget your purpose in life and never underestimate your will to succeed.’ She added.
Responding to a question during the interactive session with the students, the National Information Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun, explained that the UN system in Nigeria is working with the government and the civil society organisations to promote intercultural dialogue and build peace in the country. He added that the United Nations would always stand up for the rights of any individual, irrespective of her race, faith or geographical location.