The Chief Field officer of UNICEF Kaduna Dr. Zakari Adam made a pledge to assist the Kaduna State Government to take children off the streets, he made the pledge during the Children’s Day Celebration organized by UNICEF for school’s at the Fifth Chukker Polo Club Kaduna.
The theme of the celebration which is “Creating Safe Space for Children: Our Collective Responsibility”
In an interview with Dr. Adam, he said the state has a large number of population who hawk and beg for arms on the streets.
“I commended the state government for launching end violence against children campaign and domesticating of Child’s Rights Act.”
“I want to reiterate here that UNICEF is determined to mobilize resources to support the state get all children back to school and tackle all forms of violence against them,” Dr. Adam Said
He said the Celebration of Children’s day provides an excellent opportunity to speak out on behalf of all the vulnerable and deprived children in Kaduna State.
“UNICEF will continue to partner relevant institutions and private organizations to ensure that children access their rights to enable them to grow as they should.
“We shall continue to expand our collaboration with Kaduna State Government to champion the course and rights of a child.
“We are out to change the narrative by tackling their problems from all angles, by developing protective laws, promoting services, and adequate budgetary allocation and release and raising the needed awareness, “ Dr. Adam added.
The Kaduna State commissioner for women affairs and social development Hajiya Hafsat Baba reiterated the commitment of the Kaduna State Government to protect the right of every child.
Adding that the state has domesticated the Child Rights Act, and plans are on the way to establish additional centers for sexual assault and Children’s homes.
“this is all part of efforts to protect the interest of the child” She Added
The commissioner thanked UNICEF and other development partners for supporting the state in ensuring children’s survival and uninterrupted development to adulthood.