Nollywood actress Regina Daniels on Thursday announced that her annual Children’s Day Carnival would not hold this year.
The actress stated this in an Instagram post on the day dedicated to celebrating children worldwide.
According to her, the carnival which could not hold last year due to the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled again due to non-approval of vaccines for persons under the age of 18.
“We had hoped to continue with the hosting of the carnival this year due to the prospects of vaccines being produced. Sadly, the said vaccines have not yet been approved for administration on persons under the age of eighteen (18) years, thus making it difficult to fully guarantee the health and safety of children at the carnival in the current circumstances.
“We are therefore constrained at this time to once again regrettably cancel the 2021 Carnival due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic,” the actress said.
Regina, who has been hosting the carnival since 2016, hinted that regardless of the current situation, there were packages put in place while urging everyone to remain safe.
“In addition to the usual yearly scholarships, we shall this year, as usual, distribute various items including school materials and also provide meal packs to over five thousand (5000) children in celebration of the 2021 Children’s Day, whilst adhering to relevant Covid-19 protocol.
“We wish all children and young persons a wonderful celebration. We also urge everyone to remain safe and observe all Covid-19 guidelines as set by the relevant government authorities.
“Wishing you all a very Happy Children’s Day!” she concluded.
Regina is married to politician and businessman Ned Nwoko.
They have a son named Munir together.