ACTING President Yemi Osinbajo has vowed that the Federal Government will end violence against children just as he said children would be protected. Against this backdrop, the Federal Government, yesterday, launched the ‘End Violence Against Children’ campaign at the Eagle Square Abuja, venue of this year’s Children’s Day celebration.
Osinbajo explained that the campaign was launched to signal anation where all children were free from all forms of violence. Represented by the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, the acting President said the objective of the plan to end violence against children was to adopt policies and laws that prevent and respond to violence and to enhance and scale up efforts towards attaining the objectives.
In his remarks at the event, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, promised that the FCT Administration was going to ensure that whoever perpetrates violence against children was brought to book. Represented by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, the Minister said children deserved to be protected, adding, “It is very sad that any human being would want to perpetrate violence against children; children should be protected, children should be cared for and children should be nurtured because that is the future of this country”.