Governor Ahmed Urges Against Child Abuse

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has called on Nigerians to stop Child Abuse and other forms of violence against children.
Governor Ahmed, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba in commemoration of the 2016 Children’s Day, noted that a society that subjects its youngsters to abuse is in jeopardy.
The governor, who noted that the theme of this year’s event, “Protect the Right of Children in the Face of Violence and Insecurity: End Child Marriage,” was apt, called for more commitment by various stakeholders for proper upbringing of children and, especially in the areas of values of respect for self-discipline and dignity.
Governor Ahmed also said that society must ensure that the Nigerian child, especially the girl child, lives in a peaceful atmosphere that is conducive for growth and well being rather than the present state of insecurity in the country.
The governor, who admonished the Nigerian child to strive for excellence also urged parents to instill religion and moral discipline in their wards, so that they could be better members of the society.
Governor Ahmed assured Children in Kwara State that his administration remained committed to their welfare through children friendly policies and programmes, in spite of the prevalent economic challenges. “Today and indeed, the future belong to the youths”, the governor said.

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