THE Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amrizu has charged school children in Enugu to always embrace reading in order to develop their intellectual ability so as to contribute their quota to nation building.
Giving the advice in Enugu at the senior police officers mess Agbani Road, Enugu on the occasion of the inauguration of police/school children reading competition in partnership with Early Reading Empowerment Initiatives (EREI), the Police image maker said that,the programme was aimed at inculcating in school children, reading ability with a view to keeping them constantly in touch with the rudiments of reading and also to broaden their intuitive ability.
Fifteen primary schools which included those from Command Children School, Army Children School 1, all in Abakiliki Road,Enugu.Police Children school 1, Christ foundation school Ngwo, Good Shepherd School, Enugu amongst others participated in the keenly contested competition.
Some of the school children interviewed said that the competition had inculcated in them the need to constantly read and garner knowledge, adding that the exercise had made them to know about police service as well as the service it renders to mankind as well as many profession serving in the police.
They also thanked the command and their partner for the programme and prayed for the sustenance of the programme, in order to capture other school children/pupils.
The teachers on their part extolled the effort of the police command and their partner in organising the all important programme, pointing out that the programme had the capacity to impact on the children positively.
On her part,the founder of the Early Reading Empowerment Initiatives, Princess Eby Akagu, thanked the state police command for the partnership and maintained that she appreciated the effort of the police towards the job it was doing.