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UNICEF pledges to end violence against children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its commitment to end violence against children in Nigeria, ahead of the 2018 Children’s Day. UNICEF Deputy Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Isiye Ndombi, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

 

Children’s Day is commemorated on May 27, every year. NAN reports that the theme of the celebration is: “Creating Safe Spaces for Children: Our Collective Responsibility.’’ Ndombi decried violence against children in the country and promised that the organisation was determined to mobilise the will and resources to tackle all forms of violence against children wherever it occurred. The UNICEF deputy representative, however, described violence against children as pervasive, adding that it occurred in the home, school, work place and “online”.

 

Meanwhile, The Borno Government on Saturday lauded the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for supporting over 200,000 children displaced by insurgency under the Child Protection System. Alhaji Yahaya Dankoli, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, made the commendation when he received a vehicle and child protection kits donated by UNICEF in Maiduguri.

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