Children’s Day: We Are Resolute To Protecting Child’s Right, Dignity From Abuse – Umahi

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*says children are unique gifts from God

By; MKPUMA ENYINNA, Abakaliki

In marking  Children’s Day celebration, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Apostle David Umahi while saluting  children all over the world, reiterated his administration’s readiness to protect child’s right, dignity from every form of abuse and exploitation, saying that children are unique gifts from God.

Governor Umahi expressed this in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State in  his children’s day message to children and parents both within and outside the country.

Umahi said that his administration is committed to the cause of children and must continue to ensure that every child in the state enjoys equal right, safety, quality education and good health in order to become a responsible citizen of this country tomorrow.

He therefore, reassured every child in Ebonyi State that his administration will do everything possible to promote girl-child education and all other children irrespective of gender.

“I join millions of parents, guardians, and caregivers across the country to celebrate our children, our future, and our unique gifts from God.

“Our Divine Mandate administration in Ebonyi State is resolute about the need to protect children’s rights, their dignity, and physical space, through our Child Rights Act, which protects them from any form of abuse and exploitation.

“As a government that is committed to the course of our children, we must continue to ensure that every child in our state enjoys equal rights, safety, quality education, and good health. 

“We rejoice with you all on this year’s Children’s Day Celebration despite the economic downturn and insecurity and wish you well while praying that you grow to become responsible citizens of this great country.

“In line with this year’s theme which is, “a Better Future for Every Child”, be rest assured that our administration will continue to do all within its power to promote the education of the girl child and indeed all Ebonyi State children, irrespective of gender. 

“On behalf of my family, government, and the good people of Ebonyi State, I felicitate the young ones on the auspicious occasion of the 2022 Children’s Day Celebration.”

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