By evangelist.com.ng edition, Monday July 31, 2023. Like, share the link.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has charged parents to be deliberate in developing talents in their children by encouraging them to acquire skills in the creative arts to keep them valuably engaged and enable them impact positively on the society .
Governor Eno gave the charge while addressing the audience at the Rising Star Concert, Edition 4.0, held at Rehoboth Hall, Royalty Hotel in Eket Local Government Area.
He acknowledged that there could not have been a better happy hour for him than the Sunday evening thrilling moments savoured in the extraordinary talents showcased in the ballet, musical renditions, instrumentations, miming and other dances performed by the children.
Governor Eno commended the children on their command performance, saying that they kept him spellbound throughout the show and appreciated the organisers and trainers of the children for catching them young and diligently grooming them into stars that can give joy.
He urged parents to engage their children in such creative endeavours rather than allow them to idle about.
“There is no joy that you can get more than just sitting down, watching your children and grandchildren perform. It relaxes your mind and calms your nerves. For me, this is my day of happy hour”, the Governor declared.
Speaking with pressmen at the end of the event, the CEO of Rikjoy Performing Arts Academy, organizers of the event, Mrs. Idara Imo-owo Nabuk, said it was a great delight and honour to have the Governor’s presence at the occasion, describing his support as a morale booster to both the children and the Academy.
She said music is of great value and helpful to children by enhancing their cognitive abilities and general brain development, adding that It builds confidence and human relations, while acting as anti-stress agent.
Nabuk said that she was inspired to set up the Academy to help children learn music and creative arts professionally to enable them fit into the global entertainment industry.