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In Nasarawa Govt solicits partnership with NGOs on child rights protection laws

Also speaking, Mr Abari Aboki, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs said that religious and traditional institutions should take child rights protection seriously.

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Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko-Al-Makura play

Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko-Al-Makura

(Daily Post )

Nasarawa State Government on Tuesday urged Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to partner with the State Government in the implementation of child rights protection law.

Mr Yarus Daguza, the Permanent Secretary, Nasarawa State Ministry of Information and Ethical Re-Orientation, made the call in Lafia at the formal project launch to strengthen children and young people protection system.

Daguza, who was represented by the ministry's Director of Ethical Re-Orientation, Malam Idris Umar, said all relevant NGOs on child rights protection should partner the state government in the sensitising the public on the child protection.

"Ministry of Information and Ethical Reorientation will be ready to ensure that all the media advertisements and the media sensitisation efforts are coordinated by the ministry," he said.

He said that it would go a long way in speeding up the enlightenment of child rights protection laws among residents of the state.

Also speaking, Mr Abari Aboki, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs said that religious and traditional institutions should take child rights protection seriously.

He said that this became necessary considering the fact that children were future leaders of the country.

Aboki was represented by the Director of Child Affairs, Mrs Yomi Adagazu.

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