NOA Advocates the Promotion, Respect of Nigerian children’s Rights

NOA Advocates the Promotion, Respect of Nigerian children's Rights

The State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) Anambra State Directorate, Barrister Charles Nwoji, has advocated for the arrest, detention and prosecution of parents who send their children or wards out to hawk during school hours in the state and elsewhere in the country by government at all levels.
The director, who was speaking during a press interview in his office in Awka as the Children of Anambra State joined their counterparts all over the country to celebrate the 2022 Children’s Day in the state, observed that the practice of hawking in open places in the country has exposed many Nigerian Children to various degrees of danger, such as rape, child trafficking, drug abuse, among other horrific experiences in the society.
Barrister Nwoji, who stressed that majority of Nigerian children are today being faced with the problems of living on the street, communal conflicts, deprivation, poverty, early marriage and discrimination against handicapped children in the society, called on the people to stop the exponential increase on child labour and child abuse of all kinds in the country.

He noted that the promotion and protection of the Nigerian Child’s rights is everybody’s duty in the country and condemned in its entirety the incessant infringement on the Nigerian children’s rights. He therefore called for a holistic celebration of Nigerian children with a view to building better Nigerian children who would become genuine leaders of the country tomorrow.
He enjoined the parents, teachers, government, religious and community leaders, as well as the media to work towards playing a greater role in making the Children’s Day celebration relevant to the society, communities and nation.
Finally, he commended the unflinching efforts of the present government in Anambra State under the watch of Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo in improving and promoting not only the rights, education and healthcare of Anambra State Children, but also their welfare as contained in 1959 United Nations General Assembly Declaration of the Rights of Children.

Anthony Obiorah
NOA Press Relations Officer.

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