PLATEAU State government has expressed its determination to protect and preserve the rights of children in the state. Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mallam Muhammad Nazif, stated this while briefing newsmen in Jos the state capital. He added that “our resolve as a government to stop violence against children in Plateau is a determination to protect and preserve the rights of children and the heritage of our people “. In this regard, we have supported the many efforts designed to protect the child, such as the formation of the Technical Working Group, TWG, on violence against children”. “Furthermore, the state ministry of women affairs and social development has developed the state Specific Priority Actions across sectors relevant to child protection, following which the final document was launched by the state governor in September. Also under its skills development program, the ministry trained nineteen people in different trades at the end of which they received some support for takeoff “. “Also, training for civil society Organisation and other stakeholders has been undertaken in collaboration with UNICEF, this is aimed at equipping stakeholders with the skill to handle cases of violence against children in the state “ “The state governor, Simon Lalong is determined to support all activities that would promote the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, he further added.

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