UNICEF seeks monarch's support to address issues affecting children

The United Nation Children’s Fund [UNICEF], on Thursday solicited the support of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II in addressing issues related to child protection, survival and development in Nigeria.
 
Mr Mohamed Malick-Fall, the newly appointed UNICEF Country Representative, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit on the Emir at his Palace in Kano.
 
“We believe that as someone who has the influence, you can help us to address a number of issues that children are confronted with which are related to child protection, survival and development."
 
“So I am here to assure you of my readiness to work with you to continue expanding what you have been doing in favour of children not only in Northern Nigeria but the country at large,” the UNICEF chief said.
 
Malick-Fall said he was also at the palace to commend the monarch for his strong commitment, vision and leadership when it comes to issues related to children.
 
He reaffirmed the commitment of UNICEF to work with various states and the Federal Government in mobilising all segments of the society to work in favour of children.
 
“Nigeria is a very important country and there are a number of issues affecting it and it carries large burden when it comes to issue of out of school, malnutrition and child mortality, among others,” he said.
 
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Release Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017