Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk, Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs,
Disaster Management and Social Development will lead a higher powered
delegation of the Ministry to the National Consultative Conference on
Protecting Children and Vulnerable Persons to present a keynote address.
The address will focus on strategic action plans for protecting
children and vulnerable groups towards achieving UN Sustainable Goals on
Children in Nigeria.
The Conference, scheduled to hold at the National Centre for Women
Development, Abuja, from 25th to 28th November 2019, is an important
first step in developing a marshal plan of action for implementation and
enforcement of child right laws in Nigeria.
The strategic importance of the consultative conference can properly
understood against the background of current realities that: over
20,000 cases of sexual and domestic violence against children are
reported in Nigeria every year; over 10 million Nigerian children aged
5-14 years are out of school; over 15,000 children are born and
abandoned without parental care each year; at 200,000 children are at
the risk of death annually due to baby factory and child trafficking
criminal activities; over 700,000 lunatics are currently roaming the
streets of Nigeria.
The consultative conference is being attended by critical stakeholders
involved in the protection of children and vulnerable groups in Nigeria
including: Principal Officers of Women Affairs, Justice, Health and
Education Ministries, Departments and Agencies; Chairmen, Principal
Officers and members of Federal and State Houses of Assembly on women
affairs, health and education; Heads,, Deans and Chief Security Officers
of tertiary Institutions; elected and appointed political office
The Consultative Conference is being coordinated by Child Trust Action
with the support and facilitation of: Federal Ministry of Humanitarian
Affairs; Federal Ministry of Women Affairs; Senate Committee on Women
Affairs; House of Reps Committee on Women Affairs; National Human Rights
Commission; and Social Investment Office of the Presidency.
HON. MRS LOVE NMA ONYECHERE,
_CEO, CHILD TRUST ACTION,_
_& PROGRAMME DIRECTOR._
_NOVEMBER 19, 2019_