May 21, 2024

UNICEF Lauds Gov. Fintiri for Signing Child Protection Law

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State

Implement Fund’s training concepts, Jigawa teachers urged

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, for signing the child protection bill into law. In a statement yesterday, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Ms. Cristian Munduate, urged other governors to emulate Fintiri’s gesture.

The statement entitled ‘UNICEF commends the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, for signing the Child Protection Bill into law’ reads: “The Child Protection Law is the official position of the Adamawa Government that says disregard for children’s rights is unacceptable and punishable.

“The law aims to safeguard the rights of children by preventing and addressing the killing and maiming of children, child labour, abduction of children, sexual violence against children as well as recruitment and use of children by armed groups, among other grave violations of their rights.”

According to the country representative, UNICEF hopes that the new law in Adamawa will be effectively implemented and that vulnerable children are supported to survive, thrive and become successful members of the society.

He added: “With the signing into law the Child Protection Bill by the government of Adamawa, only Kano, Bauchi and Gombe states are yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act. UNICEF will continue to work with the government of Adamawa to operationalise the law and bring perpetrators and violators into account.”

UNICEF, therefore, called on the governments of those states to do the needful as a commitment of their respect for the rights of children.

MEANWHILE, participants at a UNICEF training of teachers on child-centred approach in focus areas in Jigawa State have been urged to fully implement all the learning techniques they acquired during the training in their respective schools.

Speaking to participants from Chamo Ward in Dutse Local Council, the facilitator, Mrs. Jamila Abba, stressed the need for punctuality, improvement on teaching capacity, stable learning environment and good morals.

The essence of the five-day training, Abba noted, was to update teachers’ skills and teaching methodology to conform to trends in the teaching profession.

Another participant, Isa Chamo, a teacher at Chamo Primary school, said the seminar had broadened their knowledge with modern teaching techniques, especially in peculiar areas of schools’ curriculum.

-Guardian


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