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‘706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages’ – Commissioner

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'706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages' - Commissioner

‘706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages’ – Commissioner

‘706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages’ – Commissioner 

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'706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages' - Commissioner

‘706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages’ – Commissioner

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Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Bolanle Amupitan, has emphasized the commit­ment of the state governor, Governor Yahaya Bello and his led administration to ensuring the welfare of children in the state.

Amupitan emphasized more on her stance on the implementation of the domesticated Child Right Act (CRA) by the administration, which she argued, had brought some orderliness to the operation of orphanage homes across the state.

Speaking to Journalists on Thursday, Amupitan said a forum her ministry organized in collaboration with a non-governmental organization, Smiles, is working in conjunction with security operatives in the state to prosecute illegal operators of orphanages.

‘706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages’ – Commissioner 

The com­missioner noted that about 706 children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphan­age homes there is in the state.

While expressing her wor­ry over the increase of motherless babies’ home across the state, she warned that children in the orphanage homes may risk being forfeited to the state government for possible legal adop­tion processes if none of their relations visit them after a period of one year.

Amupitan however, expressed op­timism that with the renewed vigour by the Governor Yahaya Bello led administration to fight the cause of children which has resulted to the resuscitation of Kogi State Children Parliament, sto­ries of child labour, ab­duction and trafficking would soon end.

‘706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages’ – Commissioner

In the same vein, buttressing Amupitan’s view, the Speaker of the Children Parliament, Hon Gbeja Joseph Olu­wamayowa, said that resolutions had been made for the constitution of a task force to arrest children hawking during school hours.

Oluwamayowa said the en­forcement of the resolu­tion has begun in Ankpa Local Government Area and that parents of the defaulting children will be invited for interrogation.

‘706 Children still remained unclaimed in the 18 registered orphanages’ – Commissioner 

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