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Missing Chibok girls remembered on Children's Day

27 May 2015, 21:43

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 and government.

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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 the act.

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


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