The National Child Rights Implementation Committee was established in 1994. To ensure the implementation of the UNCRC and AU Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The NCRIC was recognized as a major structure for the implementation of the Child Rights Act 2003. The retreat gave an indepth understanding of expected roles and responsibilities of members of the National Child Rights Implementation Committee(NCRIC) to enable them deliver effectively towards the implementation of the rights of the child in Nigeria. The Retreat was also aimed at finalizing and adopt the draft Plan of Action to guide the operations of NCRIC.
Our Campaign and Advocacy Manager, Hope Oduma proffered the following recommendations among others :-
Media, National Orientation Agency should use their platforms to re-orientate Nigerians on the need to have a legal framework that will help in securing the future of our children.
States that have passed the Child Rights Act should prioritize its implementation
Dialogue sessions should be held with Religious and Traditional leaders in the states yet to adopt the law to address content conflicting with religious provisions and laws
Above all, we should give our children a voice by encouraging their full participation in the design and implementation of programs that are targeted at them