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PRESIDENT BUHARI URGES STATES TO DOMESTICATE CHILD RIGHTS ACT.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has called on State Governments to domesticate and effectively implement the Child Rights Act Two thousand and three,and the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, to protect the rights of children.

He made the call during the National Children’s Day celebration organised by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, and the Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja.

The President, who was represented by the FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello, expressed concern over the increasing cases of violence, child marriage, rape, kidnapping and other challenges affecting children.

He expressed the need for stakeholders to support government to end harmful practices, provide safe spaces and strengthen mechanisms for the protection of children and prosecution of perpetrators.

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