By Our Correspondent
Cross River born little Mr. Planet, Augustine Asuquo has been eulogized for making Cross River proud at the world stage.
Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. John Gaul Lebo, handed the eulogy when the Little Mr. Planet visited his office yesterday, saying that Master Asuquo had been able to distinguish himself as a role model not only for Cross River kids but also Nigeria and kids across the world.
He maintained that Master Asuquo’s exploit in faraway Hungary should serve as a lesson to parents who handle child upbringing with kid gloves, adding without doubt that the little Mr. Planet was already a star whose feat would motivate peers both locally and internationally.
While pledging the support of the Assembly towards the pet project of the little Mr. Planet, the Speaker opined that it would be very instructive to key the pet project into activities of the annual Cross River Christmas festival for the benefit of children.
Speaking earlier, the 7 years old little Mr. Planet Augustine Asuquo who hails from Akpabuyo said he would use his reign to strongly advocate for improved living conditions for children across the world, stressing that children suffered deplorable conditions because little or no attention was given to them by the government or their parents.
“The question to ask here is that these fellow children laying waste in the street are they not also preached as leaders of tomorrow; what have they done to deserve what they are going through?
“My project therefore is to lend a strong voice to children around the world going through several of these unacceptable conditions”, he posited.
He called on the Assembly to enact laws that would create enabling environments that would protect children from inhuman conditions in the state.
Highpoint of the visit was the presentation of the coveted Little Mr. Planet trophy to the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly Hon. John Gaul Lebo by Little Austine Asuquo who was accompanied by his parents on the visit.
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