Presidency, UNICEF to inaugurate expanded schemes for Nigerian youths

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency will inaugurate an intervention effort for young Nigerians. Named ‘Generation Unlimited’, (GenU), the collaboration between the Federal Government and UNICEF will be inaugurated on July 26. It is aimed at urgently supporting expanded education, training and employment opportunities for young people aged 10 years to 24 years on an unprecedented scale. The collaboration is a global multi-sector partnership that was initially launched in September 2018, in collaboration with over 200 partners. It has reached, to date, more than 100 million…

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ARC-Project: Gombe governor reiterates commitment to partner UNICEF, others on youth empowerment, girl-child education

By Umar Kaltungo Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, of Gombe State, says his administration will continue to work in partnership with the United Nations Children Education Fund, (UNICEF) and all relevant agencies in order to address social and economic challenges bedevilling the State, especially as it affects youths employment and girl- child education. The Governor gave this indication during a meeting with stakeholders on the implementation process of of the At-Risk Children Project, (ARC-P), led by the Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Hajiya Maryam Uwais. Recall that Gombe…

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WaterAid, NGO, UNICEF develop guide on rural sanitation programme

WaterAid Nigeria, an NGO, Plan International and UNICEF are developing a guide to deliver equitable sustainable rural sanitation programme. This is contained in a statement by WaterAid Country Director, Evelyn Mere, in Kaduna on Thursday. Mere explained that fast-tracking progress requires a new way of thinking and planning for rural sanitation, adding that the cost of facilitating and delivering sanitation approaches was often not well-understood or monitored. She said that the guidance on programming for rural sanitation would be developed for policymakers, planners, and implementer, outlining how to design an…

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Birth; NOA tasks Parents on registration of new born

By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Zaria. Parents have been tasked on the birth registration of their children as it remains the first and most crucial means of identification of any individual. Focal Person for the National Orientation Agency, Yusuf Muhammed Balarabe and other stakeholders made the call at a community dialogue to sensitize parents on the parents on the importance of the registration held in Zaria. The dialogue with the theme; Conduct of community reorientation and grass root dialogue on an improved birth registration in in 60 local communities of 6…

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UNICEF, Amnesty Int’l say Zamfara abduction ‘gross violation of children’s rights’

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has described the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from a Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) in Zamfara State as “a gross violation of children’s rights”. The UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, who stated this in a tweet yesterday, said the abducted girls “are at serious risk of being harmed”, adding that the federal government set up measures to facilitate the return of all children currently under the custody of armed groups. Earlier on, the Police had confirmed that 317 female students were…

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‘Over 10m children in Nigeria, others face acute malnutrition in 2021’ – UNICEF

‘Over 10m children in Nigeria, others face acute malnutrition in 2021’ – UNICEF The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), has said that an estimated 10.4 million children in eight countries, including Nigeria, may suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021. The UNICEF, which disclosed this in a statement yesterday, said other affected countries are Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Sudan, South Sudan, and Yemen. The statement read: “As 2021 approaches, UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and the well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer…

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997 communities are open defecation free in Kaduna – Official

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has supported 997 communities to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), in 2020, out of the 750 targeted for the year. John Samari, Director, Water Supply, Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), made this known in Kaduna on Wednesday, at the UNICEF and Kaduna State 2020 End of Year Review and Planning Meeting. Samari explained that the support, under the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, said that the development led to 343,536 additional people living in ODF certified communities from…

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