Monday, November 28, 2022
More

    Latest Posts

    IGP orders distribution of weapons for 2023 elections

    The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the distribution of weapons for officers across the country in preparation for the 2023 general election. He...

    Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ certified Gold in Italy

    Rema's 'Calm Down' has recorded another milestone after it earned a Gold certification after selling 25,000 copies in Italy. After performing in a show in...

    Hoodlums burn Ebonyi INEC office

    The Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was on Sunday set ablaze by suspected hoodlums. This was...

    I took no bank loan, left N14bn – Oyetola

    A former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his administration left behind N14bn cash in the state coffers. Oyetola also said between 2018...

    Children’s Day: Reinforce child rights protection, UN tells Nigeria

    As Nigeria grapples with the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund has called for reinforcement on efforts geared towards protecting the rights of children in the country.

    Making the call on Thursday in a statement to commemorate the 2021 Children’s Day, the UNICEF’s Country Director in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, lamented the outbreak of the pandemic, saying it had threatened decades of progress the world body made for children’s development.

    “It has been a challenging year for us all with COVID-19 pandemic, not least of all – Nigeria’s children. As we rightfully celebrate Nigerian children today, let us also remember that the COVID-19 crisis has been a child rights crisis – in Nigeria and around the world.

    “Poverty is rising, inequality is growing, and the pandemic has often disrupted the essential services that secure the health, education, and protection of children and young people.

    “The longer the pandemic goes on, the more intense the impact on women and children.

    “On this Nigerian Children’s Day, let us all agree that we cannot let one crisis compound another.

    “The pandemic is threatening decades of progress we have made for children.

    “Violence is perpetrated against one in four Nigerian children – and one in three Nigerian girls are sexually abused. This has only increased during the pandemic.

    “Today of all days, we must commit to reinforce the protection mechanisms for all children”, the Country Director stated.

    Hawkins commended the efforts of the Nigerian government at all levels and urged society to protect education, health, and protection services in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children.

    He noted that the Nigerian children were resilient, talented, and aspire to do great things, pointing out that it is “our responsibility to give them the platform and encouragement to do just that.”

    The country Director added, “But we have learned from this pandemic too. One thing we have learned is that education takes place not only in schools – children can and should learn both in and out of school.

    “A learning continuum is critical so that all children continue to get an education irrespective of their situation, location, or the pandemic.

    “We know that protecting children and investing in women and families is not only the right thing to do – it has proven to be a sound economic choice and a cost-effective tool for national development.

    “As we celebrate our children today, we must act in their best interests and deploy innovative solutions to fast-track learning and health services to build back better, for every Nigerian child.”

    Latest Posts

    IGP orders distribution of weapons for 2023 elections

    The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the distribution of weapons for officers across the country in preparation for the 2023 general election. He...

    Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ certified Gold in Italy

    Rema's 'Calm Down' has recorded another milestone after it earned a Gold certification after selling 25,000 copies in Italy. After performing in a show in...

    Hoodlums burn Ebonyi INEC office

    The Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was on Sunday set ablaze by suspected hoodlums. This was...

    I took no bank loan, left N14bn – Oyetola

    A former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his administration left behind N14bn cash in the state coffers. Oyetola also said between 2018...

    Don't Miss

    Gunmen kill three policemen at Enugu checkpoint

    Again, gunmen have reportedly attacked and killed three policemen at a checkpoint in Agbani, the headquarters of Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu...

    Buhari hails ex-President Jonathan at 65

    The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has rejoiced with former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on his 65th birthday, which comes up on November...

    People accuse me of controlling my husband — Warri Pikin

    A popular comedienne, Anita Asuoha, aka Real Warri Pikin, has said that people often insinuate that she controls her husband because of the support...

    N544m scam: Court frees ex-SGF Lawal, others

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged and acquitted a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and five others...

    INEC laments poor PVC collection in Adamawa

    Adamawa State office of the National Independent Electoral Commission has lamented the poor pace of collection of outstanding Permanent Voter Cards by the electorate...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.