Buhari charges governors and others over out-of-school children – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


President Muhammadu Buhari has called on state governors and other stakeholders to unite to save Nigerian children, who are out of school and roaming the streets.

Buhari, who yesterday addressed children in Abuja at a parade to mark Children’s Day, said it was worrying to have children still very vulnerable.

The President, who was represented by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Muhammad Bello, also urged governors to work towards the domestication and effective implementation of the Human Rights Act 2003. child.

He also urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), teachers and other stakeholders to do more to protect children, while resisting any practice that proves harmful to them.

Buhari also implored foreign partners to support government policies and programs that promote the welfare of children.

He added, “I urge donor agencies and implementing partners across the country to support government efforts to build the capacity of key stakeholders, including psychosocial support services for children, child protection social and child-friendly justice services that prevent and respond to violence against children, strengthen supportive approaches to parents and caregivers, support the development, coordination and implementation of cross-sector response programs such as the national multisectoral action plan on nutrition.

Women’s Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen said the government was giving serious attention to issues affecting women and children as a measure to strengthen the family.

Tallen, who was represented by a director in the ministry, Idris Mohammed, also urged all stakeholders to vigorously fight against all forms of injustice affecting women and children.


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