Governor Fayemi promises to protect children’s rights
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has assured that his government will continue to work hard to prevent all forms of crimes against children and humanity in the state.
He stressed that his government will tighten the noose on perpetrators of child labour, trafficking and prostitution through legal and robust policy formulation to ensure that the country’s future leaders are not destroyed.
Fayemi, who was represented by Commissioner for Youths, Michael Awopetu, spoke in Ado-Ekiti yesterday at the 2019 Children’s Day celebration, adding: “The lives and future of our children are paramount to this government and we will spare no efforts to protect them.
“We have enacted laws like gender-based violence prohibition law, child rights law, equal opportunities law and also introduced schools feeding programme to add value to the lives of our children.
“We are committed to your future and we enjoin our parents to collaborate with government, so that our policies targeted at children can be achieved. These children are our future and we will protect them through effective government policies and actions.”
Speaker, Ekiti Children’s Parliament, Michael Adebanji tasked the government on the need to tackle drug abuse among youths.
Urging government to employ more teachers in schools, Adebanji commended the state government for initiating the schools feeding programme, saying this will shore up enrolments and ensure balanced diet in the nutrition of school children.
“I want government to make the environment more conducive and safer for children by fighting all forms of violence. They should ensure that youths are gainfully engaged, so that they can be removed from all forms of crimes and drug abuse,” he added.