Tue. Jul 26th, 2022


Children’s Day was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964 to encourage all countries to institute a day to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children,
The event was traditionally celebrated first in Nigeria in 1964.
Children’s Day in Nigeria is usually marked with a public holiday for primary and secondary school children as some activities including Arts exhibitions, children parties, Quiz competitions as well as March past are equally outlined for children to give them a sense of belonging.
This year’s celebration with the them: ‘’A Better Future for Every Child’’ calls on all to advocate, celebrate and as well promote children’s rights to secure the future of every child as it also emphasizes on the need for all hands to be on deck towards the welfare and well-being of children.
What is the significance of the day.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Deaconess Nna Rose Urenta represented by the Director, Child, Mrs. Ngozi Nkuche speaks:
Are there Laws, protecting the rights of children in the State?
A legal practitioner who doubles as the State Co-ordinator, Human Rights, Lady Uche Nwokeocha explains:
How is the day seen by Abia children? Some children including a member of the Children Parliament, Udoka Obasi, and Uchechi Chilewe, bare their minds:
As children mark their day, there is need to ensure continued protection of the children and offer them the necessary assistance they require for brighter future.

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