The UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins disclosed this in a statement commemorating the International Day of Education.
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UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, made the disclosure in a statement, issued on Friday in Lagos.
The UNICEF Country Representative, Mr Peter Hawkins, while speaking during the inauguration of the South West Traditional Leaders’ Committee on Primary Health Care Delivery set up by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Board urged the government to do more and make healthcare services available and accessible to the citizens.
UNICEF said the avoidable death of the children was another sad reminder that children remain direct and indirect targets of the protracted conflict wracking North-east Nigeria.
A report released by UNICEF reveals that children in Africa have the lowest birth registration rate globally, with Nigeria accounting for 11 per cent of the rate in West Africa.
The Director-General, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, at the launch on Wednesday in Abuja, said the campaign aimed to increase the number of Nigerians who practice COVID-19 preventive measures which includes regular hand washing
The United Nations system in Nigeria made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos
This was made known in a joint statement by the World Health Organisation, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Sunday in Abuja.
UNICEF’S Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, who made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday, said the sentencing negated all core underlying principles of child rights and child justice that Nigeria and by implication Kano State had signed on to.
UNICEF predicted the 10 countries most likely to witness the highest excess child mortality rates under the worst-case scenario are: Djibouti, Eswatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Somalia
UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, made the disclosure in a statement signed by its Bauchi Field Office Communication Officer, Samuel Kaalu, on Wednesday.
Hawkins said that this figure is the third highest number of babies in the world, after India with 67,385; and China, 46,299.
They also drew the attention of the government on the need to create the right vision that would unite us together as a Nation.
According to several reports, three children – two girls and a boy (ages unknown) – were used to detonate explosives that killed 30 people and injured 40 others at a community football viewing centre in Konduga in Borno State
UNICEF’s new Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, made this known on Monday in a statement to commemorate the Children’s Day, observed annually on May 27.