Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday assured the State Children’s Parliament of his administration’s readiness to liaise with the relevant legal authorities in the state for the domestication and enactment of the Child Rights Act in the state
The governor, who was speaking after receiving a communiqué from the Parliament after a plenary session with the governor at the Government House, Enugu, noted that the state government takes the responsibility of protection and development of full potentials of children very seriously.
He added that the state government had pioneered many efforts to ensure that children in the state enjoy in full, the rights, privileges and the protection that they deserve.
According to the governor, the state’s free education programme for children up to junior secondary school level was very much on course and yielding the desired results.
His words, “We are sustaining and strengthening the much acclaimed Free Maternal and Child Health-care programme which has remained a remarkable success story that has continued to earn the state plaudits from relevant local and international organisations.”
He also added that the state government was strengthening its partnership and collaboration with UNICEF and similar agencies on various aspects of child education, health and general welfare.
Earlier, the Speaker of the Parliament, Miss Maduko Winifred read and submitted a Communiqué after a plenary session held with Governor Ugwuanyi at the Government House, calling on the state government for the domestication of child rights act passed by the federal government in 2002.

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