As the World celebrates Year 2020 International Day of the African Child, Wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu, has called on all stakeholders to provide support and protection for children in the State, in order to shield them against abuses and other forms of vices in the society.
Mrs. Akeredolu who decried the high spate of rape cases, defilement of minors and several abuses in recent times, admonished society on the need to keep safe our children who are the future of the nation.
Commenting on the theme of the 2020’s celebration, ‘Access to a Child-Friendly Justice System in Africa’ Mrs. Akeredolu emphasized the need for the protection of child’s right in all circumstances.
Mrs. Akeredolu maintained that as an advocate of child’s right, she would continue to do every thing possible to protect their interest, particularly against sexual, domestic and other abuses.
In a statement issued by her Press Secretary, Oluwatobi Fademi, Mrs. Akeredolub again charged Children in the State not to jettison independent learning and reading during this period, but leverage on the use of information and computer technology (ICT) to engage in e-learning via several digital platforms, believing this would enable them compete favourably with their counterparts across the globe.
The Day of the African Child is celebrated every year in commemoration of the 16th June 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa, where students who marched in protest against apartheid-inspired education, were brutally murdered.