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Lagos pledges to protect child’s rights


Nigerian children

The Lagos state government has reiterated its commitment on the implementation of the Child’s Right Law.

Noting that Child’s Rights under the Human Rights Law ensures the survival, continuous existence and the self-actualization of the individuals in any society, the state urged citizens to fully embrace the concept.

The Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Funmilola Odunlami disclosed this in her keynote address at the celebration of Human Rights day held at Alausa Ikeja.


She charged various classes of society not to take the Child’s Rights for granted but to fully embrace all its provisions.

The ceremony was part of activities organized by the Ministry of Justice, Directorate for Citizen’s Rights to commemorate the Human Righ‎t day and to sensitize the public on child’s rights law.

Odunlami, who was represented by director, Administrator General and Public Trustee, ‎Mr. Adetunji Dawodu, said that the state government has achieved a lot with the Child’s Rights Law of Lagos State.

“The Lagos state government has achieved a lot with the Child’s Rights Law of Lagos and the adoption laws. It has set up Family Courts, given lengthier maternity leave period for a better mother –child bonding, with a 10 working days leave for fathers to assist the mothers with the newly born,” she said.

Earlier in her speech, the directorate for Citizens Rights, Mrs. Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni said ‎ they are dedicated towards ensuring that children are protected and well cared for.
So also, another director, Directorate for Citizens Rights, Mrs. Abiola Oseni urged parents and government to pay more and genuine attention to morals and be considerate to the rights and interests of children as they are the bedrock of our society.

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