Foundation partners MDAs on children policy

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Saffron Social Development Global Foundation (Saffron SDGF) is in with government ministries, parastatals and agencies developing National safeguarding children policy and Procedures.

Strategic Director Saffron SDGF, Oluwasegun Oyedijo, who made disclosure in a statement to newsmen Monday in Abuja, said it is expedient we get things right at point.

Oyedijo said that Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, highlighted that policy would be  instrument to preventing child abuse, as well as guide implementation of child protection procedures in the country.

He added that Executive Director of Saffron SDGF, Opeyemi Ebulu-Eyuruntari, pointed out that children were important to country’s human capital.

policy will be optimally developed to provide safe and conducive environment. Safeguarding children from neglect, abuse, violence and exploitation, an important aspect that should be given priority.

implementation is dependent upon relevant government offices, and we encourage them to please let it work,” Ebulu-Eyuruntari said.

executive director  said that children were heritage of God and future of every community, urging States in the country to adopt the policy when finalized.

Oyedijo said that Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, would help the go a long way in safeguarding children as so many of them were scared to return to school.

“The Federal Government and other relevant stakeholders are making efforts to ensure that children go back to school and are kept safe and secured.”

Oyedijo said that Saffron SDGF is in collaboration with various stakeholders and  Federal Ministries including: Federal of Women Affairs and Social Development, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment among others. (NAN)