Wednesday, 18 November 2015

ENUGU FIRST LADY THROW HER WEIGHT BEHIND DOMESTICATION OF CHILD RIGHTS ACT

Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, Enugu State First Lady
The Enugu State First Lady, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has revealed her determination towards ensuring that the Child Right act, which was passed into law by the Federal Government in 2003, is domesticated in the state.

According to the first lady, she will work with the State Ministry of Gender Affairs to fast track the domestication of the said law to alleviate problems of children in the state.

This new development is contained in a speech she made when she received the young African Stars of Nigeria led by their National President, Mr. George Uru Nwoke, in her office. Mrs. Ugwuanyi made the African Stars believe that her office would continue to deal with the issue of the Child Rights act until it is actualized in the state.

She extolled the group for their support and promotion of the rights of children in Nigeria and their other efforts to make children better future leaders and also urged them not to relent in that direction. 

Mr. Uru Nwoke, earlier in his address, revealed that the organization won an award from the United Nations for its fight against maltreatment of children and child right act in the country, noting that the organization was in Government House to thank Mrs. Ugwuanyi and her husband for their efforts towards domestication of child rights law in the state.