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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Over 20 organisations for takeover by children

As the World Children’s Day (WCD) gets underway on Monday, 20 November, 2017, Nigerian children are not left out as there is advanced plans for them to take over in excess of 20 organisations in commemoration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, reports ITRealms.

Confirming this to ITRealms, the Communication Specialist at the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria, Mr. Geoffrey Njoku, said that to commemorate the anniversary this year, children across the world will ‘takeover’ high-profile moments in the media, politics, business, sports, music and entertainment to raise awareness on the most vulnerable and hardest to reach children. 

According to him, children would use the opportunity to raise their voices in solidarity with the world’s most disadvantaged children.

In addition, they would shine a spotlight on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation.
“More than anything else on this day, we seek your support to make this an advocacy moment for children’s right by children themselves,” he said.

Njoku further confirmed that over 22 organisations have been enlisted for takeover by some children, namely:
1.      Children takeover prominent roles at Hilton Hotel.

2.     Presentation by a Nigerian child at the Ted talk-like Regional African Dialogue in Accra Ghana.
3.     Children’s visit to Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club and takeover of management and games at the Club.
4.     Children takeover broadcasts at Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
5.     Children takeover broadcasts at Kaduna State Media Corporation
6.     Children takeover broadcasts at Ebonyi State Broadcasting Service
7.     Children takeover broadcasts at Broadcasting Corporation of Abia state
8.     Children takeover broadcasts at Imo state Broadcasting Corporation
9.     Children takeover broadcasts at Anambra Broadcasting Service
10.  Children takeover broadcasts at Cross River Broadcasting Corporation
11.  Children takeover broadcasts at Radio Bayelsa
12.  Children takeover broadcasts at Radio Rivers
13.  Children take over broadcasts at Rhythm FM
14.  Children takeover broadcasts at Inspiration FM (Radio)
15.  Children takeover broadcast at Lagos Television
16.  Children takeover broadcast at Radio Lagos, Eko FM
17.  Children takeover broadcasts at Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
18.  Children takeover broadcasts at Nigerian Television Authority
19.  Children takeover broadcast at Breeze FM Akure
20.  Children takeover broadcasts at Positive FM Akure
21.  Children takeover broadcasts at Bauchi State Television

22.  Children takeover broadcasts and the Managing Director’s role at the Bauchi Radio Corporation

Uju. N. Dominic/ED, Ops

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