The Federal Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have said Nigeria has recorded progress in the field of child protection through the dissemination and enforcement of the Child Rights Act (CRA).
The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy Ohanenye, said this during a dialogue session and symposium with school children from various schools.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was held at the Government School of Science and Technology, Area 3, Abuja to commemorate World Children’s Day.
Kennedy Ohanenye said the government has continued to prioritize the rights of children across the country by ensuring that they have access to basic amenities and education, as well as protection from violence and brutality. Stated.
According to her, Nigeria must continue to ensure the protection and protection of children, which requires the participation of all stakeholders, especially the government, children and all other stakeholders.
“Children should learn today that this is a new Nigeria with President Bola Tinubu’s policy of new hope. This means your rights can never be tampered with again.”
UNICEF Nigeria Program Director Chikodi Onyemerera said children’s rights to quality health services, education, the right to development, the right to protection, education and protection from psychological abuse must never be violated. Ta.
“For Nigeria, all children’s rights are critical to producing children who will represent the country tomorrow and grow up to be responsible adults.
“Our key message, therefore, to Nigeria is that it is time to recognize the place of children in governance in terms of the resources of this country.”
Also, the Director of Children, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Mr. Andrew Madugu, encouraged the children to always focus on their studies while showing gratitude and respect to their elders.
On behalf of the students, Friday Onyekachukwu expressed gratitude to the minister for coming to spend time with the students.
Mr Onyekachukwu, however, called on the government to continue supporting children, especially orphans and those without access to basic amenities and education.
Other highlights of the event included answering quizzes and distributing school bags and educational materials, NAN reports.