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In Enugu Gov. Ugwuanyi inaugurates committee on child fostering, adoption

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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuani of Enugu state. play

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuani of Enugu state.

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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday inaugurated a child fostering and adoption committee to clamp down on baby factories in the state.

The 15-member committee is headed by the Archbishop of the Anglican Ecclesiastical Province, Enugu, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma.

Members of the committee include the commissioners for gender and social development, information and the attorney-general and commissioner for justice.

Others are traditional rulers, representatives of the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well as the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP).

Inaugurating the committee in Enugu, the governor charged the members to work out modalities for a trust fund to cater for abandoned children in the state.

The governor urged the committee to set up a machinery to facilitate laws protecting children and young people as well as to improve the quality of administration of child justice in the state.

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