Nigerian leaders at all levels of government have been enjoined to consider the future of Nigerian children in all their political decisions and ensure that the future of these children must remain a top governance priority.
The call was made by Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023, election, to mark this year’s Children’s Day celebration.
Mr. Obi, former Anambra State Governor, stressed in a tweet that “the parameters of national development continue to point towards uncertainty for the future of Nigerian children, owing to the failure of governance at different levels.
“The non-investment in critical areas of development, especially in health and education, impacts directly on the children. Consequently, we have the highest number of out-of-school children and the highest number of infant mortality.
“The governments at all levels have a statutory responsibility to protect Nigerian citizens, and therefore, must ensure deliberate and aggressive investment in health and education, with a strategic formulation and implementation of policies targeted at giving every Nigerian child access to both.
“I urge the children to remain law abiding so that they can grow into responsible citizens, contributing to national development. I wish all Nigerian children a Happy Children’s Day Celebration. – PO.”