Bilkisu Ado Zango
Kano State Government has introduced new policies and programs aimed at enhancing the well-being of children to achieve their full potential in life.
This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary (PS), Ministry of Planning and Budget, Alhaji Hassan Balarabe Karaye during his opening remarks at the 2-day review workshop on Situation Analysis of Children in Kano State organized by Ministry of Planning and Budget on collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) field office Kano held at FABs Hotel in Zaria.
The PS said, the analysis will provide a firm conclusion on top issues and opportunities that will make meaningful impacting rights and we’ll being.
While commending UNICEF Field Office Kano for their commitment towards the realization of Child Rights across different dimensions hopes that the situation analysis will serve as a police reference document in the state planning process, policy dialogue, program development and prioritization of children’s right in the State.
According to him, Kano State Government has recently introduced free and compulsory primary and hey secondary education policy, provision of free Antenatal Care Service for all pregnant women, free routine immunization for children under 5 years, cash transfer to support poor and vulnerable households, free home grown school feeding program among others in order to ensure that their rights to a decent standard of living and essential services is protected.
He then wished participants fruitful deliberations.
The Social protection Specialist, Ramatu Buhda Aliyu presented a general overview of the situation and objectives of the workshop which she said, it’s an opportunity for the state and other relevant stakeholders to understand and make inputs for the state in order to protect the rights of our children in the state.
The Consultant, Aminu Waziri presented the situation analysis of children tagged ” ensuring equitable and sustainable realization of child rights in Kano”.
Different stakeholders including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Media, traditional leaders and relevant MDAs were in attendance.