By Omolola Afolabi
Parents and teachers have been urged to imbibe leadership culture in their children.
According to Convener of the National Kiddies Baking Competition, Juliet Aigbe, it would make them good future leaders.
She spoke at the presentation of prizes to winners of the competition in Lagos.
“Children do not have to wait till tomorrow to become leaders, they can be leaders from today, let the parents open doors for them in order to allow each child express his or her own individuality and creativity,” she said.
The competition, which produced 11-year-old Somtochukwu Omeje as overall winner, Aigbe said, was to keep the kids busy during COVID-19 lockdown.
“This is in order to make them create happy memories from COVID-19 period and instil the spirit of entrepreneurship and ingenuity in the children,” she added.
According to her, the competition was thrown open on social media and the most creative person with the highest number of likes among the 25 was selected.
Omeje, a JSS2 pupil of Seolad Schools, said: “I maximised the lockdown to bake an uncommon mix of vanilla, instead of sitting all day to watch TV”.
He thanked the sponsors for creating a platform for him to showcase his talents.