Nigeria is World’s number 2 in toddler marriage – Unicef

Nigeria is World’s number 2 in toddler marriage – Unicef

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Nigeria has the second biggest range of toddler brides in the international, with 23 million women and women married out as children within the country, thereby ending their instructional strive.

Mr Bhanu Pathak, leader of area office (CFO) Unicef Nigeria, Bauchi area office, stated this in Bauchi on Saturday at a youth communicate ceremony organised in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the conference on the rights of the child (CRC).

“Too many Nigerian kids and young people are being left in the back of, particularly in relation to education.

“Nigeria has the arena’s maximum quantity of out-of-faculty youngsters; extra than 10.five million Nigerian children aren’t in school.

“Nigeria also has the second one largest range of baby brides within the world with 23 million girls and women married as children, and as such, ending their training,” stated Pathak.

He reiterated Unicef’s resolve to foster a stronger partnership with the Nigerian authorities on the Federal and state stages for the realisation of children’s rights.

In his remarks, Mr Sagir Musa, the president, children advocates for training, Bauchi, stated, the demanding situations of young people covered high fee of unemployment, loss of primary lifestyles skills, drug abuse, political thuggery and illiteracy among others.

He counseled the country government for taking part with Unicef, Bauchi field workplace, to organise such discussion board which gave younger human beings the opportunity to have their voices heard and take choices on subjects that affected their lives.

In line with the information enterprise of Nigeria, the ceremony become prepared by Unicef and Bauchi nation regularly occurring primary training board.

The children talk, which is tagged ‘The Nigeria We Need: voices from Bauchi’, was subsidized by using united kingdom branch for global improvement, with participants from six states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Plateau and Taraba states.

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