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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES Parents Urged to Prioritize the Education of their Children

As people all over the world mark International Day of Families today the Enugu State Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Princess Peace Nnaji has encouraged parents and guardians to devote more time to the education and wellbeing of their children and wards.

Princess Nnaji who gave the advice in a media briefing in Enugu as part of activities marking the day stated that the family played critical role in societal advancement.

She noted that the signing into law of the Child Rights Act by the Enugu State Government would ensure the protection, wellbeing and development of children in Enugu State.

Speaking on the theme of this year’s International Day of Families which is “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13”, the Chief, United Nations Children’sFund Enugu Field Office, Dr Ibrahim Conteh said it reflected the importance the international community attached to families and their role in development.

DrConteh urged leaders in sub-Saharan Africa especially Nigeria to always formulate and implement policies that would lift families from poverty and institutionalize qualitative education as contained in the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

EMEFIENA OKONKWO

 

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