Rights Act to domesticate Convention on the Rights of the Child in Kaduna – Commissioner

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By; Juliana Katung, Kaduna.
As children in Nigeria Celebrated their special day, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Rabi Abdusalam reiterated her ministry’s commitment to ensure that the child right act domesticated the convention on the Rights of the Child in Kaduna.
According to her, the domestication of child right act will serve as a big gift from the Ministry to the children in the state.
The Commissioner was speaking during a Hockey tournament organized for children within seven years of age and above as well as the El-rufai Flickers vs the FCE boys and the female team by the Ministry of women Affairs to mark the children day.
She added that the hockey match was organized to encourage the under 21 boys and girls as well as the children who have interest in hockey, which according to her will also attract other children to the sport.
She however called on philanthropist interested in investing in sport in the state to look beyond football to other sport.
The coach of the El-rufai boys and girls and the
children in Kaduna, Mr Ndana Baba Daniel stressed the need for parent to stop sending their children on the streets to beg or hawk but rather engage them in something meaningful to enable them become better people in future.
According to him, the children within the age of seven and above were pick from the streets and are now being trained in sports as well as schooling.
He said his team ensured that they go to school on daily basic and participate in all the class work.
The coach however enumerated their challenges to include, lack of facilities, hockey tools and incentives from the state.
He lamented that it is painful to see children trained by them been pick to represent others states as result of lack
of incentive and called on the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-rufai to look into the issue to avoid a situation of the sport boys and girls they train playing against them in the future.

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