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Nigerian children mark Day of the African Child.

In commemorating the Day of the African Child, two children have appealed to Nigerian governments at all levels to provide and strengthen access to child-friendly justice systems.

They also appealed to the federal government to establish specialised courts and dedicated law enforcement units within the Nigerian police, security, defence forces, and agencies in the six geo-political zones of the country to fast-track the full implementation of the Child Rights Act 2003.

The Day of the African Child is aimed at remembering hundreds of school children who lost their lives during a peaceful protest for their right to education in Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976.

In an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Girl-child Ambassador and the Youth Ambassador, Save the Children International, Nigeria, Purity Oriaf and Maryam Ahmed, said the implementation and domestication of the 2003 Child Rights Act will provide children in Nigeria the necessary legal policy framework for seeking justice when their rights are denied or abused.

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Publication:Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana)
Geographic Code:6NIGR
Date:Jun 25, 2020
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