After about 500 days since the kidnap of Chibok girls by Boko Haram insurgents, representative of Nigerian Children’s Parliament, Aisha Ibrahim said Nigerian children had scored President Mohammadu Buhari low until the girls were found and returned and all Nigerian children better protected.
Ibrahim stated this at the launch of the Year for Action to End Violence against Children yesterday in Abuja.
She said, “Leadership is more about results rather than attributes. Before Nigerian children will applaud the effort of the government, it will not be until our resolutions are implemented and until the Chibok girls are found and brought home. We ask for no more and we deserve no less.”
“President Buhari pledged his administration was “ready to show commitment and prepared to mobilise Nigerians to end violence against children, and show them love and care.
“It has been over 500 days since the kidnap of the Chibok girls, yet this leaves a bitter memory in the heart of Nigerians today,” she told the gathering of stakeholders.
“It also wants increased access to child-friendly services, including a tariff-free hotline that children can call in emergencies, massive awareness about punishment for violence against children,” she added.
The children parliament also urged the government to mount security in all schools in order to prevent recurrence of the Chibok school girls incident.
The parliament said parents fell into category of perpetrators because the lack of love and care at home was “just another form of emotional violence.”


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