Children's Day: Nigerian Kids at Receiving End of Multiple Challenges, Uba Sani Laments

Children's Day: Nigerian Kids at Receiving End of Multiple Challenges, Uba Sani Laments

- Senator Uba Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna North at the Senate, has felicitated with Nigerian children

- Sani noted that there is a need for the parents to give thanks to God over their children despite the challenges the country is being faced with

- The legislator, however, decried the poor condition of some children in some state of the federation

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The senator representing Kaduna Central at the upper legislative chamber, Uba Sani, has lamented that Nigerian children have been at the receiving end of the nation's recurring economic, social and political challenges.'s regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that in a Children's Day message, Sani noted that children have been subjected to unbelievable deprivations due to the insecurity bedevilling many communities.

Children's Day: Nigerian children at receiving end of multiple challenges, Uba Sani laments
Senator Uba Sani has said that many Nigerian children at receiving end of multiple challenges. Credit: @ubasanius
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The education of many children in Nigeria has suffered greatly

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The lawmaker noted that some of the children are stuck in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, lamenting that their education has suffered.

He further stated that most of them have little or no access to healthcare and that there is no recreation for them.

The senator said:

"The girls are sometimes subjected to abuses. They live in fear of the unknown. Let us, therefore, reflect on our children's loss of innocence and our duties and obligations as leaders and as a people."

COVID-19 drags children back educationally

Describing this year’s theme: ‘Unite to reverse the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children' as most apt, the Senator noted that the pandemic has dragged children back educationally.

He said the economic impact of COVID-19 on the parents affected children in a very negative way, adding that the quality of their feeding dropped and some of them were withdrawn from schools.

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Sani added:

"We must therefore unite and comply with non-pharmaceutical measures spelled out by the government to prevent a Third Wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
"We must recommit ourselves to effective implementation of policies and programmes aimed at providing quality education and healthcare to our children, as well as providing them with equal opportunity to enable them to excel. Investment in our children is an investment in the future of our country. We must not fail in this regard."

He finally prayed the Almighty to continue to guide and protect the children and urged them to continue to work hard in their academics and to remain focused until they achieve their goals in life.

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FG can educate and empower kids to the highest level

Meanwhile, had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, hosted 10 students at the state house, Abuja as the country celebrates the 2021 Children’s Day.

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It was reported that the students represented 546 others from the northeast Children’s Learning Centre in Maiduguri, Borno state.

Osinbajo said the progress of the children has been closely monitored because both he and the president believe their context gives a beautiful opportunity to prove that we can educate and empower kids to the highest level.


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