President Muhammadu Buhari has re-affirmed Nigeria’s commitment to the well-being of its young ones.
He reminded them that they had fundamental rights to quality and affordable education, good health and other basic necessities of life.
The president assured that good health and well-being of Nigerian children remained top priorities on his agenda.
In his message to the children, President Buhari stated that an allocation of N12.6 billion had been made in the 2016 budget for vaccines and programmes to prevent childhood killer diseases, and N93.1 billion for school feeding programme to ensure that more children go to school.
It is a thing of joy that on this year’s Children’s Day, we can also celebrate the safe return of one of the Chibok girls, Amina Ali Nkeki and many other abducted women and children who have been freed from the clutches of Boko Haram by our gallant troops.
He said, "I assure all Nigerians and friends of the country, once again, that my administration will not rest on its oars until the ungodly terrorist sect is totally eliminated from our country.
As peace gradually returns to the insurgency-ravaged North-Eastern States, the Federal Government will continue to work diligently to ensure the rapid and full reintegration and rehabilitation of all internally displaced persons, including orphaned children in the region.
We will also sustain and strengthen ongoing actions to protect children more effectively from violence, child-labour, child-trafficking, forced marriages and other related offences."