#ChildrensDay2020: Agbonifo, advocates for more substantial support and measurable advances in child survival and development
A former People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Edo state House Assembly Candidate who contested for Oredo West Consituency seat in the 2019 poll, Hon. Agbonifo Eghosa, has felicitated with Nigerian Children to mark the annual celebration.
In a press statement he personal issued, Agbonifo advocated for more substantial support and measurable advances in child survival and development, clamouring for more awareness of and expanded solutions to child protection risks and promote child participation as a fundamental right of children.
He said, the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria should be drastically reduced to it’s nearest minimum with the building and equipping of more schools across the country, accompanied with free tuition in order to achieve compulsory education for our children and also provide free health care.
Federal Government school feeding program must be improved, he added.
While outrightly condemning violence against children in all forms, either physical, mental torture, injury, assault, neglect treatment, maltreatment, oppression, sexual abuse, bodily infliction, etc. Agbonifo said these inhuman vices against children should be discouraged by all and by checking this, he asked Government to strengthen our laws which will serve as deterrent to abusive parents/guardians.
Protecting our children against the deadly Coronavirus, Agbonifo advised parents to ensure their Children strictly adhere to the laid down preventive measures to combat the virus.
“With the believe that children are the future of our nation, hence they should be nurtured and educated well. The children of today will make Nigeria of tomorrow greater. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.”
I wish you all a very Happy Children’s Day!, Agbonifo adumbrated.