National Council of Child’s Rights Advocates of Nigeria (NACCRAN), has said it is going to establish child rights desk in secondary schools to promote the child’s rights’ awareness.
Abuja Coordinator of the organization, Mrs. Margaret Udoh who made this known at the International Day of the Girl Child, with theme: Innovating for Girls’ Education, held in Abuja, noted that the child’s rights desk would commence with Government Secondary School, Jabi, and venue of the event.
She said celebrating International Day of the Girl Child is aimed at recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around different cultures of the world. She posited, “Our girl children must be protected against all forms of abuse: child marriage, sexual exploitation, abduction, prostitution, denial of right to education and other criminal activities.
She added, Educating more girls provide opportunity for critical and all round human development.”
Senior Intelligent Officer, National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffick in Persons, NAPTIP, Mrs. Cynthia Nnoli warned children especially the girls to be wary of people who come up with incredible stories with the aim to take undue advantage of them.
She explained that statistics has shown that girls that were trafficked and lured into prostitution slept with minimum of 15 men per day, adding that most people who perpetrate these vices are, or pass through their close relatives.
She advised girl children to be focused, hardworking, determined, contented and proud of their status as girls.