In observance of the Universal Children’s Day, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, in collaboration with Christianah Fate Foundation and the All Nigeria United Nations Students’ Association (ANUNSA), engaged with over 150 primary school pupils from five public schools in Lagos.
Speaking on behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the event held at St George’s Primary School, Falomo Lagos, the Director of UNIC Lagos, Mr Ronald Kayanja reaffirmed the United Nations obligation to do everything in its power to enable all children to survive and thrive, learn and grow, have their voices heard and reach their full potential.
Quoting from the message of the Secretary General on the observance Mr Kayanja said, ‘This year, I wish to emphasize the importance of ensuring that the commitments made by the international community to the world’s children are extended to a group of children who are often forgotten or overlooked: those deprived of their liberty.’
Speaking on child abuse, the Executive Director of Christianah Fate Foundation, Ms Christianah Akindolie urged the pupils to support the United Nations fight against child abuse by speaking out when they are abused. ‘Don’t keep quiet. Your abuser would always threaten to kill you if you speak to anybody. It is a lie. Speak out!’ She urged the pupils.