Gov Mbah assures commitment to protecting Child’s Rights

Enugu state Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, has assured protection of Child’s Rights in the state, saying that his administration will ensure access to quality education, security, welfare and Rights of the  children in the state.

He gave the assurance in a press statement signed and made available  to newsmen by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Mainstream Media, Dan Nwomeh, on Monday, May 27,  in Enugu to mark  the 2024 Children’s Day.

Focusing on the  theme of this year’s Children’s Day, “For every child, every right,” Governor Mbah said  his administration was bent on eliminating harmful practices against the children, which included, child labour, child trafficking, malnutrition, dislocation among others. He said , no child in the state would experience a setback in their education due to their family background.

The statement read in parts:

“Children are an essential part of our society. Without them, there will not be transition to a greater tomorrow. They mirror the outlook of our future, and the tomorrow we want to bequeath to them. We are, therefore, committed to ensuring that their rights, which are fundamental to my administration, are protected.

Pix: Gov Mbah

“Our administration has made it a point of duty to commit to the education, welfare, safety and rights of our children. This is why we are committing over 33% of this fiscal year’s budgetary allocation to their education and wellbeing. The 260 smart green schools we are building across the 260 wards in the state are part of the assurances that we want to ensure that children in the state have a bright and productive future irrespective of status, religion, sex and background,” part of the statement read.

“As a way of ensuring every child in Enugu State participates in the journey to shaping a better future, our administration has placed a high priority on basic and primary education. We are not only offering quality education, we are offering a free, world-class experiential system of learning that has departed from the traditional method of education.

“We will keep listening and giving our children voices to be heard, and celebrate their talents and ingenuity,” tNwome said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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