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NOA calls for arrest, prosecution of parents for child’s rights’ violation

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THE Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Anambra State Directorate, Charles Nwoji, has appealed to the federal, state and local governments to arrest and prosecute parents, who allow their children or wards to hawk during school hours, to promote and protect Nigerian child’s rights.

 The NOA director passionately made the appeal while having a chat with the press in his office on the 2022 Children’s Day celebration, noting that promotion and protection of the child’s rights are the duty of the governments and every right thinking person in society.

  The NOA boss condemned the practice of hawking among Nigerian children, saying it had exposed many of them to various degrees of danger such as rape, child trafficking, drug abuse, among others.

  Nwoji, however, enjoined the governments, religious leaders, parents as well as the media, to work towards playing a greater role in making the children’s day celebration relevant to Nigerian society with a view to raising better children, who will become genuine leaders of the nation tomorrow.

  He commended the unflinching effort of the Prof Chukwuma Soludo government in improving and promoting not only the rights, education and health care of Anambra children, but also their welfare as contained in the 1959 United Nations General Assembly Declaration of the Rights of the children.

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