June 17, 2009

African Child Day: Children parliament wants child rights law

By Patience Ogbodo

The Bauchi State Children Parliament has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the child rights bill into law.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the sitting of the parliament,  Tuesday,  in commemoration of the day of the African Child with the theme, Africa Fit for Children.

It stated that children should be given their rights, adding,   “We should have the right to education, health and other necessities of life to enable us have a bright future.”

It also appealed to the state government to renovate the children’s park, popularly known as Unity Park, to enable the children have access to leisure as well as recreational activities in the state.

“We the members of the Bauchi state Children parliament representing children of various constituencies which forms more than half of population of Bauchi state , having deliberated extensively resolved on the domestication of the child rights bill and children’s park” it added.

It then advised children to be of good behavior to their parents and the society as well as take their study serious to enable them useful to themselves and the country in general.