President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has assured that the National Assembly will strengthen legislation that would guarantee the rights and protection of Nigerian children.
Such legislation is in addition to the existing Child Right Act of 2003 to ensurethat basic rights of children including compulsory education, right to health care and security are guaranteed, Senator Mark stated.
He noted that children are the future of Nigeria and therefore should be nurtured and be well guided.
Senator Mark advised the Nigerian child to be focused and be prepared for the leadership role just as he told parents and guardians to monitor their wards in order not to deviate from the path of honour.
To the pilgrims, Senator Mark reminded them of the need to pray for Nigeria in distress, saying “it is no longer news that Nigeria is passing through difficult times. We need prayers more than ever before to overcome these challenges.
He counseled the pilgrims to go to the religious journey as a team, be good ambassadors of the church and the nation.
Senator Mark also implored them not to see the pilgrimage as a jamboree or going there for shopping spree in order not to lose the essence of the religious obligation.