Abuja - The Senate
has joined the international community in commemorating International Children’s Day.
This follows a motion by the Senate leader, Victor
Ndoma-Egba, who prayed that the leaders should congratulate local children
and urge the government to continue the implementation of programmes and
policies that affect the development of Nigerian child.
Other senators in the contributions supported the motion.
In his contribution deputy minority leader, Abdul Ningi,
said any society that failed to plan for the future by protecting
children was doomed.
The children are leaders of tomorrow and they should thusbe
well taking care off.
Senator Ganiu Solomon added that the responsibility of
preparing children for future leadership positions lay on the parents
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He thus urged government to enforce laws prohibiting child
labour in the country.
Senator Ita Enang remembered the 219 missing schoolgirls
Boko Haram kidnapped in Chibok last year as well as several other
children displaced by terror act in the North Eastern. Inang
congratulated Nigerian Children and urge them to join in prayers for their
colleagues who are victims of insurgency in the North East.
Senator Ali Ndume lamented the high number of less
privileged children along various streets in most northern states of the
country. He urges the lawmakers to dedicate their allowances to the training
of these children.
Senate President, David Mark, urged all states that had not
yet adopted the Child Right Act to do so and stop playing politics with
He also regretted that the missing Chibok school girls had
not been rescued.
I appeal to government to do everything possible to bring
back the girls to their parents, said Mark.
Children’s Day is commemorated yearly on May 27.
- CAJ News