Golden Little Lights, Lagos, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on the federal government of Nigeria to increase the funds for education in primary and secondary schools across the country.
The Co-founder of the NGO, Sharon Ashinze while speaking at its Children's Day celebration which took place at the United African Church Central Primary School, Lagos said the event was organised to celebrate and educate the less-privileged kids on their rights in accordance with the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
‘‘The Children’s Day is internationally recognised as the perfect time to remind everyone why we care about children, and what it means to put them first. It is a day to let the future generation have their say. This day was intentionally set out to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide,’ she said.’
During the event, Ashinze appealed to the government to increase the funding for primary and secondary schools while providing free and quality education to every child in the country.
‘‘27th of May 2022, also marks our third year official anniversary. In line with the celebration, we call on the government to increase its funding to the primary and secondary education sectors. We call on the government to make available quality and free education to every child in the country and lastly, we call on the 11 states yet to domesticate the Child Rights act to do so, as this will go a long way in protecting the Nigerian child,’’ she pleaded.