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Monday, May 28, 2018

Safety of Nigerian child non-negotiable - Opara-Ndudu

A front-line  governorship candidate of the  All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 gubernatorial  election in Imo State, Hon. Nich Opara-Ndudu, has stated that the safety of  a Nigerian child is non-negotiable, reports ITREALMS.

Opara-Ndudu  stated this on Sunday , in his country  home in Emeukuku,  Owerri  North Local Government  Area of the State , when he felicitated with children across the country.

In his goodwill message to commemorate the 2018 Children’s Day, the Imo  State governorship  hopeful noted that the Children Day provides the country a veritable opportunity to celebrate the young ones and to fully consider the important place they occupy in the heart of the nation as they are future  leaders .

He said that no Nigerian child should go to bed hungry , adding  that they should be adequately taken care of ,especially  as regards their their health  and education as part of the  vision and effort  to make the country strong and a better  society. 

Hon.Opara-Ndudu also insisted  that today marks an important occasion  to rededicate Nigeria to the cause of children , adding that it is a day  the leadership  of the country  should  be committed to doing all in its power to ensure that Nigerian children are protected and empowered to aspire to be great in life, and to remove all impediments in their way.
According  to the Imo former commissioner,  children are the leaders of tomorrow, hope for the future, hence  they are the ones  every Nigerian is depending on to take the country to greater heights in the future. 

For this reason,said the front line APGA candidate ,the Nigerian leadership must ensure their health and well-being. 

He  called on  all Nigerians to do their best to ensure that Nigerian children can live in liberty and in truth, insisting that no Nigerian child should go to bed hungry. Due attention, he said,  must be paid to their health.

He said  that the welfare  of Nigerian  children  is part of his vision to ‘Make Imo Stronger’, adding  that adequate  care must be given to  the  health , safety and education  of children  in Imo State.

 He insisted, that the country must invest in the people by first investing in the Nigerian child.
He said  that children  occupied important  place in APGA programme  which  he said  will be  implemented  to the letter  if given  the mandate to  govern Imo State  in 2019.
Hon. Opara-Ndudu  remembers Leah Sharibu and the other Dapchi Girls as well as those Chibok Girls still in captivity, on this symbolic day. 

He affirmed their rights to freedom, to live carefree with their loved ones, to go to school, and for their dreams to remain intact.

He urged all relevant authorities not to relent in the efforts to see that Leah Sharibu and others who are currently being held captive are returned safe and unharmed. 

He also felicitated with the families of all the girls who have been released.
He nothed that the issues of violence against children, child molestation, child labour and other evils committed against children has remained a grave concern.

He congratulated all Nigerian children, even as he enjoined  all  levels of government  in the  country to be proactive in providing  a better future for the Nigerian child.

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Pix: Hon. Nich Opara-Ndudu

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