NGO tasks Nigerians on child inclusiveness, equality

Founder Prime Age Development Initiative, Angela Ekwutosi Odunukwe, has called for the inclusion and equality of children in the society.

Odunukwe in press statement to commemorate the universal children’s day, Sunday, harped on the theme for this year’s event, which is, “equality and inclusion for every child,” noting that it called to mind that human rights are not exclusive to adults as they also apply to children.

She said, “Children deserve their rights as much as we do. UNICEF through this year’s event is calling on everyone to share a positive message of equality and inclusion for every child. It is a clarion call.

“It will interest you to know that UN Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child spelt out the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of every child regardless of their race, nationality, sex, religion, abilities or social status. Many nations of the world are party to the Convention on the rights of the child, and have domesticated same.”

Calling for children involvement in all human activities, Angela said: “The children’s future is at stake. Is there nothing they can do? Yes, children are not high and mighty but they can be agents of change and better society in their families. No matter how we complain of this age, they are products of our actions.

“I join UNICEF to call on all and sundry to stand up this day to share a positive message of equality and inclusion for every child. They are the future and sustenance of our society.”

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