Wike’s wife urges states to enforce Child Rights Act

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Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, has appealed to states to adopt and enforce the Child Rights Act.She said many vices upsetting the society were a direct consequence of deliberately disregarding the rights of children and the important roles women play in the nurturing process of children.She spoke at a special dinner she organised for female delegates to the 61st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Nyesom-Wike said the Act was designed to protect children from abuse, defilement and exploitation.She said: “This is one law that also protects children when it comes to defilement and all kinds of sexual abuses, because the criminal code, of course as we know, is very limited. This one is now expanded, especially with the violence against persons, laws that are being adopted in the states.”She urged the society to keep encouraging and supporting women in the onerous task of parenting, saying women who give their children useful guidance and watch them grow into age of responsibility, deserve the support of the society.Nyesom-Wike implored parents to shower their children with love at all times, to enable them give same back to the society.

She said the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, bandits and other miscreants engaged in vices were evidence of the skewed nurturing of children.She said: “I know that parents make lots of efforts, and they really do try, but sometimes some children fall way. We pray that they find their way back. But a child who is shown love, it is difficult for that child to derail.”Nyesom-Wike advised members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to commit to the protection, promotion and preservation of the rights of women and children, so as to break the barriers.Speaking on behalf of governors of Rivers and Abia states, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said they agreed among themselves and by extension other governors of the 36 states of Nigeria to continue to support FIDA.He said: “We know as matter of fact that educating and supporting the women is not only a responsibility that must be achieved or work towards, but is also such an endeavour that always pays when invested in. You educate a woman, you see the result almost immediately from within family and even beyond.”The National President of International Federation of Women Lawyers Nigeria, Rhoda Tyoden, noted that even if some governors were gender friendly, there was still much exclusion of women in the processes of governance.

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