As part of efforts to improve the living standard of children in Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), has urged state governments in the country to ensure effective implementation of social policy.
Mrs Annefrida Kisesa, Chief of Field Coordination, UNICEF Nigeria, made the call on Thursday at the closing ceremony of the just concluded workshop on strengthening capacity that will ensure sustainability for Child targeted programmes in Northern Nigeria.
The workshop was organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning for Northern states Commissioners of Budget and Planning and Women Affairs
She stressed the need for the participants to be committed toward effective implementation of child-centred social policies so as to reduce the increasing number of out-of-school children in the states.
“There are no fewer than 10.5 million children are out-of-school hence the need for the states to prioritise their plans so that the desired objective is achieved.
“The issue of child is central to economic growth and development of the country; there is need to articulate and prioritise all our plans on child issues.
The UNICEF official, who represented the country Representative, Mohamed Malick-Fall commended the 19 Northern states for attending the workshop which lasted for four days.
“The workshop was highly successful because all the commissioners of Budget and Planning as well as that of Women Affairs from the states were in attendance.
The meeting was aimed at strengthening states capacity in ensuring sustainability of results for Children through social policy.
The theme of the workshop is ‘”The Situation of Children in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects – focusing on the Northern Nigeria”.
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