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At Risk Children: FG Trains over 600 Youths in Nasarawa

BChris Nyamtu

Federal Government has commenced training of over six hundred unemployed youths in Nasarawa State under the At-Risk Children Programme.

At the commencement of the three weeks exercise in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment and Team Leader of the At-Risk Children Programme, Hajiya Mariam Uwais said the initiative was to enable the youths to acquire skills.

Hajiya Mariam Uwais said the trainees were selected as facilitators for the implementation of the At-Risk Children Programme with a focus on acquiring skills in agriculture, sports, nutrition and hygiene and water sanitation.

She explained that as part of the federal government’s efforts to end activities that expose children to danger especially street hawking, begging, and drug abuse, each of the facilitators will engage fifty vulnerable children in their various communities in a step-down of the knowledge acquired at the training.

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Rufa’i noted that the Nasarawa State government had concluded plans to commence full enforcement of the Child Rights Act.

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Rufa’i

Hajiya Rufa’i while calling on the participants to be committed to the full implementation of the At-Risk Children Programme, explained that the state will continue to explore all avenues to enhance the dignity of the child.

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