The Centre for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child (CAMAC), an NGO, has called on governments at all levels to invest in the future of children by improving children’s access to quality and affordable education.
Uangbaoje said that children constituted 42 per cent of the country’s population, adding that one third of children between six and 14 years of age are not in school.
According to him, Nigerian children have a lot of potential that can only be harnessed through good education and training.
“As such, government at all levels and other relevant stakeholders must make concerted efforts to provide quality and accessible education to children to safeguard their future.
“The federal, states and local governments must, therefore, implement policies and programmes that will better prepare the children to tackle the problems of the future.”
“Many of the Almajiris roaming the streets and begging for alms are now being repatriated to their states of origin to live under the care and protection of their parents.
“In the case of Kaduna State, the children are not only being reunited with their families, but plans are on by the state government to ensure that they are enrolled in school,” he said.
Edited By: Joe Idika/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
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