YENAGOA– OFFICIALS of United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and other stakeholders in the security of the rights of the kid were stunned, the other day, to become aware of the case of a 40-year-old male that raped a four-year-old woman to death in Southern Ijaw City government Location of Bayelsa State.
The discovery was made by the State Planner of Kid Protection Network, CPN, Mrs. Mariam Kombo-Ezeh.
She also revealed 2 other cases of kid abuse, which occurred in the state, consisting of the death of a seven-year-old woman of complications from HIV/AIDS after being raped and infected by a male, and another 13-year-old girl gang-raped in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Speaking on Advocacy Engagement with Policy Makers on Domestication of Youngster Right Act in Bayelsa, Mrs. Kombo-Eze stated cases of kid abuse and inhuman treatments were on the rise in the state.
She stated: “It is horrible and the cases are on the high side. There is the requirement for speedy passage of the costs on Kid Rights into Law.”.
In her speech at the stakeholders meeting arranged by the state federal government in partnership with CPN, with the support of UNICEF, Enugu Field Workplace, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Ms. Nengi Rufus-Spiff, stated the present administration was shocked by the revelations and would never ever support kid abuse under any guise.
According to her, children in Bayelsa State will be correctly secured under the recommended Expense, adding “the moms and dads too ought to rise to the facts of training the boy-child to appreciate the girl-child. It is a thing of remorse to know that the rate of such abuses is high.”.
In her message at the occasion, Chief Field Officer of UNICEF, Enugu workplace, Mr. Nwanaka Chude Onwurah, applauded the state federal government on the existing policies on the security and welfare of Bayelsa youngsters.
Onwurah, who was represented by Charles Nzuki, expressed optimism that the Child Right Costs would soon be entered law in Bayelsa.