Children’s Day: Henrich Akomolafe Asks Government, Stakeholders To Protect Children’s Rights, Access To Education

Prominent Businessman aand Ikere born Politician, Engr. Henrich Akomolafe says the alarming out of school children figure in Nigeria highlights the urgent need for the government to take decisive action and prioritize children’s access to quality education across the country.

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Nigeria has about 20.1 million out-of-school children – the second-highest rate in the world after India.

In his Children’s Day message, Engr Akomolafe, extended warm congratulations to children in Ekiti State and Nigeria, emphasizing that education remains a fundamental right essential for children’s growth, awareness of their rights, and full development in society.

However, Akomolafe expressed deep concern over the continuous rise in cases of violations of children’s rights across the country, necessitating a concerted effort to prioritize their protection.

The statement called upon the government at all levels to implement policies and allocate adequate resources to safeguard children’s rights, particularly their right to education.

He also emphasized the role of prominent individuals and organizations in providing strong mentorship and leadership for children, highlighting the Child of Industry project initiated through the Henrich Initiative as a program “engaging future leaders in Ekiti, emphasizing the importance of ensuring children are taken off the streets and into classrooms.”

 

Henrich Akomolafe media Office.

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