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Experts parley on rising cases of child abuse, baby factories

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Experts comprising academics, non-governmental organisations and government officials yesterday brainstormed in Abuja to proffer solution to increasing cases of baby factories, child trafficking and child abuse in Nigeria.

Speaking on the need to protect children by domesticating the Child Rights Act by state governments, Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, said the effective development and implementation of policies and legal provision on the protection of the rights of children is one of government’s primary mandates.

“In recent times, the plight of children in child care centres in Nigeria has attracted national and international attention.

Reports in the media about abhorrent practices such as baby racketeering, proliferation of substandard homes and illegal adoptions among others calls for collective societal concern and needs urgent attention,” she said.

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