Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed commitment towards enhancing children’s welfare and standing firm to uphold children’s rights in all ramifications.
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami stated this while receiving a Non-Governmental Organization; Children Accident Prevention Initiatives (CAPI) who awarded him “Life Patron” of the NGO.
Malami was represented by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
He said that the government will continue to tailor and strengthen the struggle towards children welfare maintaining that to secure prosperous nations children as trustee of posterity must be given the consideration they deserve.
“Children are trustees of posterities. It is the children that migrate to adulthood. Hence taking care of the children is the recipe to a prosperous future. It is on the basis of this that the Federal Government is making conscious, deliberate and concerted efforts to ensure that the welfare of the children is uplifted in the country”.
He recalled that efforts are underway to establish special courts for the children, as he encouraged for child-friendly justice and work for child-friendly justice system.
Malami said the President Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria established the Presidential Committee for Decongestion of Correctional Centers and that there was a specially-packaged decongestion initiative for the juvenile taken into custodial centers.
The Minister said the administration has taken several measures in fighting against child-mortality as well as the struggle for the children’s welfare.
Malami said this administration has put in place structures to the benefit of the children and that the Government will continue to nurture and facilitate programs that will enhance children welfares.
While thanking the Organisation, Malami said with the award as “Life Patron” of the Children Accident Prevention Initiative (CAPI) he would encourage more efforts for respecting the rights of the children.
In his speech, the Chairman of the organization, Stephen O. Akujobi applauded the commitments and measures of the Federal Government towards uplifting children welfare.
He commended the efforts of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation for its support in ensuring a child friendly justice system.