Right of Child: Sokoto children seek quality healthcare, education

Sokoto children have advocated adequate protection of their fundamental rights through the provision of quality healthcare delivery, education, improved water supply and sanitation.

They made the call during the child executive council meeting held at the Sokoto state Government House as part of activities marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Right of Child.

Declaring the council open, Child Governor, Abdurrahman Mohammed Koko, said the 20th of November every year marks the day of the signing of the convention of the child rights.

He explained that the convention has helped in transforming the children’s lives across the globe.

Also speaking,  the chief field officer,  UNICEF Sokoto, Mohammedeen Fall, said “during the convention concerns of youths are being raised for discussions to transform lives of the children.”

On his part,  Sokoto state governor  reaffirmed its commitment to continue to accord utmost priority to provision of sound education to the children across the state which is their key right.

Governor  Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Saidu Umar, assured UNICEF and children that his administration would continue  to accord deserved attention to the rights of the children as leaders of tomorrow.

He pointed out that issues of nutrition would also be pursued vigorously by the state government in collaboration with UNICEF.

The governor assured the children that all the concerns raised by child commissioners regarding their various ministries would be looked into for amicable solutions.

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