From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Jigawa state children’s parliament has called on the new incoming governor in the state to support full implementation of Jigawa child protection law.
The call was made by the speaker of the house Zulaihat Muhammad Waziri while briefing news men on the occasion of the 2023 Nigerian children day held at new Secretariat Dutse.
Honourable Zulaihat who announced this year’s theme as “proper parenting for value reorientation and national conciousness” said implementation of child protection law will help parents to properly guide their children and become responsible leaders in the future.
She said, most of the issues of immorality today has to do with a child’s upbringing, like wise the prevailing issues of modern society today ranging from drugs abuse, child rape, child abuse, and many more are caused due to poor orientation.
The speaker also call on all parents to train children on values of empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, discipline, kindness cooperation and motivation.
While speaking on government responsibilities on children, honourable Zulaihat said, government should put in place policies, programs activities, adequate resources and effective monitoring that will address multi-dimensional poverty, poor learning outcomes, incident of out of school children, low transition rates, low immunisation and birth registration coverage among others.
The parliament then called on new governor Alhaji Umar Namadi to build a smarter Jigawa that will work for present and future gener in the state.