Wife of the Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar has emphasised the need for both the National and State Assemblies to ensure the enactment of more laws to protect children and take all necessary steps to bring an end the rising cases of violence against children in Nigeria.
This is so as no fewer than 700 rural women from the 20 local government areas of the state are to benefit from a skill acquisition training programme under the auspices of the Bauchi state first lady.
The Governor’s wife who said the celebration of the children’s Day in Nigeria should not only be devoted to the promotion of the welfare of children as well as provide platforms for interaction and understanding among children, however stressed that this special day called for greater attention to the multiplicity of challenges that children face across the country.
While highlighting the various challenges that Nigeria children faced, including the problem of out-of-school children and school dropouts roaming the streets, use of children on the streets begging for alms and some hawking (usually) a variety of petty items, she called on both the upper and lower chambers of the national Assembly as well as those of the state Assemblies to enact more laws to protect children and take all necessary steps to bring to an end the rising cases of violence against them in the society.
In order to complement her husband’s efforts, the first lady initiated a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) named Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative(B-SWEEP),which has served as an organisation that has been touching the lives of children and women across the state stressing that because of her person the welfare of women and children, she will continue to use any given opportunity to promote the living standards of the womenfolk and their children.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 700 rural women from the 20 local government areas of the state are to benefit from a skill acquisition training programme under the auspices of the Bauchi state first lady.