The rights of Nigerian children must be protected for National growth ~ Adaora Onyechere

As the world celebrates this year’s Children’s Day more platforms and mentorship should be made available to our children globally to air their views on issues that concern them.

In Nigeria, as in other countries, conventions and charters of various binding agencies and foreign partners wants the right of children protected and that children have the right to form their own views and to express their views freely on matters affecting them. Freedom of expression and growing responsible leaders is what this sets to realize.

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children can not be overemphasized. Owing to the present reality, all children irrespective of their status and situation should enjoy their rights to Survival and Development as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Child Rights Act (CRA) 2003.

We must work assiduously to provide our children with growth platforms, and educational policies irrespective of their status, location, ability or disability, a chance to promote their rights and to contribute to national development.

Wishing a very enjoyable day for children all over the world. May the innocence in their smiles and the purity of their hearts stay forever unfaded. Wishing a joyful children’s day to every kid in the world!

In pictures: Yellowjerrycan save a child visit to the IDP camp in Abuja, Nigeria.

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