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Aspirant promises commitment to child protection

A leading aspirant in the forthcoming local government election in Ilorin West, Hon Abdul- Hameed Oladipupo Alli (Mr Nigeria), has reiterated his plans to continue to protect the rights and dignity of every child in the council if elected.
This was disclosed in a message to commemorate this year’s Day of African Child celebration with the theme: ‘Towards ensuring friendly justice system’.
Oladipupo who stated that he has been working towards ensuring friendly justice system in fighting for the right of the Nigerian child over time further noted that children should not be made to suffer from the parent’s vendetta whether in marriage or divorce.
According to the former Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) chairman in the council, every child will count in his administration and enjoy full rights to good life, education, religion and good moral upbringing adding that he will legally defend every child from being denied complete fundamental human rights including custodian and access to either parent as awarded by the Court.
‘My administration will put an end to any form of parental oppression in Ilorin West Local governments and subsequently launch the ‘Child Welfare Rights Brigade’, to ensure that no child is further denied the rights to a good parental custody and access to the non custodian parent.
“I will ensure that no parent, no matter how highly placed, will be allowed to oppress the other and that child’s rights shall be protected as entrenched in the Kwara State Child Rights Act, recently domesticated by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state.
Although, special attention shall be focused on the Girl-Child, no child will be left behind’, he added
The aspirants also expressed his willingness to upgrade Oko-Erin Health Centre to the first Children Specialist Hospital in Ilorin West to be named in honour of Hajia Raliat AbdulRazaq, mother of the present governor first female councillor in the history of Ilorin.
“He urged both the government and party in Kwara state to embrace his call for peace and put an end to any form of crisis to further move the state forward.

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