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World Children’s Day: Child Protection Bill Pivotal to Societal Development – UNICEF KANO

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

 

By Khadijah Aliyu

 

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), has called on Kano State government to expedite action on the speedy passage of the child protection bill.

 

Chief of Kano field office, UNICEF, Rahama Farah made the disclosure, during a football match between selected kano children, and Kannywood team, to commemorate world 2022 children’s day organized by UNICEF in Kano.

According to him, in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States, many children are still out of school, lack rights to access education, nutrition, birth certificates, and are deprived of their basic rights.

He stressed the need for community leaders, policy makers and all relevant stakeholders, to collaborate and work together to protect the rights of the children.

 

He charged Kano State government, and members of the state house of assembly to enact the child protection bill,which would go a long way in protecting children aginst all forms of oppression.

“We encourage the parliamentarian to facilitate the passage of the bill into law because we believe that will guarantee the protection of the rights of children in Kano state”

 

On his part, famous Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu however described children as leaders of tomorrow that needs adequate care and protection.

He noted that, parents have a vital role to play in developing the lives of their children, through inculcating good moral upbringing and promoting peace and harmony within the family unit.

 

Radio Nigeria reports that, the mini football tournament themed : Discrimination,Exclusion and inequality: ended 4 – 2 in favour of the Kannywood team, where tropyhy was presented to the winners, as well as medals to all participants by officials.

 

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