United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund which has called for reinforcement of efforts geared towards protecting the rights of children in Nigeria, as the 2021 children’s day is marked today.
Making the call in a statement to commemorate the 2021 Children’s Day, the UNICEF’s Country Director in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, lamented the outbreak of the covid 19 pandemic, saying it had threatened decades of progress the world body made for children’s development.
Hawkins commended the efforts of the Nigerian government at all levels and urged society to protect education, health, and protection services in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children.
He noted that the Nigerian children were resilient, talented and are always aspiring to do great things, pointing out that it is the responsibility of government to give the children the platform and encouragement to excel.
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