A front-line governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo State, Hon. Nich Opara-Ndudu, has stated that the safety of a Nigerian child is non-negotiable.
Opara-Ndudu stated this, on Sunday, in his country home in Emeukuku, Owerri North Local Government Area of the state , when he felicitated with children across the country.
In his goodwill message to commemorate the 2018 Children’s Day, the Imo State governorship hopeful noted that the Children Day provides the country a veritable opportunity to celebrate the young ones and to fully consider the important place they occupy in the heart of the nation as they are future leaders.
He said that no Nigerian child should go to bed hungry, adding that they should be adequately taken care of, especially as regards their health and education as part of the vision and effort to make the country strong and a better society.
Hon. Opara-Ndudu also insisted that today marks an important occasion to rededicate Nigeria to the cause of children , adding that it is a day the leadership of the country should be committed to doing all in its power to ensure that Nigerian children are protected and empowered to aspire to be great in life, and to remove all impediments in their way.
According to the former commissioner, children are the leaders of tomorrow, hope for the future, hence they are the ones every Nigerian is depending on to take the country to greater heights in the future.
For this reason,said the front line APGA candidate ,the Nigerian leadership must ensure their health and well-being.
He called on all Nigerians to do their best to ensure that Nigerian children can live in liberty and in truth, insisting that no Nigerian child should go to bed hungry.
Due attention, he said, must be paid to their health .
He said that the welfare of Nigerian children is part of his vision to ‘Make Imo Stronger’, adding that adequate care must be given to the health , safety and education of children in Imo State.
He insisted, that the country must invest in the people by first investing in the Nigerian child.
He said that children occupied important place in APGA programme which he said will be implemented to the letter if given the mandate to govern Imo State in 2019.
Hon. Opara-Ndudu remembers Leah Sharibu and the other Dapchi Girls as well as those Chibok Girls still in captivity, on this symbolic day.
He affirmed their rights to freedom, to live carefree with their loved ones, to go to school, and for their dreams to remain intact.
He urged all relevant authorities not to relent in the efforts to see that Leah Sharibu and others who are currently being held captive are returned safe and unharmed.
He also felicitated with the families of all the girls who have been released.
He nothed that the issues of violence against children, child molestation, child labour and other evils committed against children has remained a grave concern.
He congratulated all Nigerian children, even as he enjoined all levels of government in the country to be proactive in providing a better future for the Nigerian child.