As Nigeria commemorates Children’s Day nowadays, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has stated that in spite of many advances inside the beyond years, children in Nigeria are still now not getting access to fitness, educational and other rights.
UNICEF’s new Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, who took up his submit today, made this acknowledged in a statement.
He said “While there had been many advances over the past years, children in Nigeria are nevertheless not having access to fitness, nutrients, training and different rights to the volume that they have to.
“Sadly, it’s miles the maximum disadvantaged youngsters who’re struggling the greatest assignment in having their rights fulfilled.”
According to UNICEF, Nigerian Children’s Day 2019 falls during the 30thanniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), that’s being honored this yr around the arena.
As a part of the celebrations, the corporation said it is launching a “Passport to Your Rights” a duplicate of the CRC in child-friendly language, in pocket layout, with the goal that each infant inside the us of a has a copy by way of 2030.
The CRC ‘passport’, UNICEF said will also be available in Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin languages, helping to make sure get entry to by means of thousands and thousands of Nigerians.
“Thirty years ago, some thing excellent took place. World leaders got here collectively in a second of harmony for the arena’s youngsters. They made a promise to every infant to shield and fulfil their rights, by adopting the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Conventon mounted adolescence as a length this is cut loose adulthood – a time wherein kids ought to develop, learn, play, develop and flourish,” stated Peter Hawkins.
“We need to see every Nigerian child have that sort of a early life,” said Hawkins.
He additionally urged that “On this Nigerian Children’s Day, we need to look beforehand to the destiny of early life in this u . S ., and re-decide to pressing, particular movements to shield the rights of every toddler – now, and in future generations.”
“Child rights will handiest be fully realized when every authorities and each citizen is privy to and upholds children’s rights, and every toddler can claim the ones rights. It is for that reason that we’re launching a campaign ‘For each child, every right’ and could paintings closely with the government to make certain that each one Nigerians are aware of the rights that every one youngsters have. This consists of especially kids themselves.”
“Working collectively, we will capture this second and make it a turning factor for every child; I stay up for selecting up this mission, as the new UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria”.