The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani, has lamented that children are the hardest hit of the country’s recurring economic and security challenges.
In a Children’s Day message, Sani noted that children have been subjected to unbelievable deprivations due to the insecurity bedeviling many communities.
“Some of them are stuck in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps. Their education has suffered. Most of them have little or no access to healthcare. There is no recreation for them.”
“The girls are sometimes subjected to abuses. They live in fear of the unknown. Let us therefore reflect on our children’s loss of innocence and our duties and obligations as leaders and as a people.
“Most of them died due to lack of health care. The economic impact of COVID-19 on their parents affected children in a very negative way. Quality of their feeding dropped and some of them were withdrawn from schools,” he said.
The lawmaker therefore called for effective implementation of policies and programmes aimed at providing quality education and healthcare to children.
“Investment in our children is investment in the future of our country. We must not fail in this regard,” he added.