The leadership of the Taraba State House of Assembly has again agreed to continue to work round the clock to come up with legislation that will enhance the safety of children across the state.
The members, who on Friday in Jalingo, the state capital, made this known, agreed that children are gifts from God, hence the need for them to be given adequate protection.
Speaking through the speaker of the House, Joseph Albasu Kunini, they beckoned to the members of the public to try as much as possible to extend hands of friendship to vulnerable children in the state.
Calling on adults not to “forget that we were once children” as they are “precious gifts that must be cherished”childhood, ” is also the most vulnerable age in human development.”
According to them “Once we fail to protect them at this stage, we are likely going to have a broken and ripped adult” stressing that “most of the challenges we have in our world today is because we failed the children at the time they needed us the most. ”
Urging all and sundry to do the needful to better the lots of children , they said ” we must wake up and give the children the much needed protection, love, care, comfort and the right upbringing.”
The members reaffirmed their readiness as legislators to continue to ensure through oversight duties that the child protection law is passed and implemented.
“Knowing the role of morality in the overall upbringing of the child” the members, according to the speaker, are already contemplating “a legislation that will ensure that the right moral values are taught the right principles such as dignity of labour, taking responsibility, honesty, patriotism among others in schools”
The leadership of the House led by the speaker, as observed by DAILY POST, last year sponsored Violence and Discrimination Against Persons’ bill for the emancipation of women and other vulnerable persons from all forms of ills in the society.
The bill which had been signed into law, was noticed to have begun to yield positive results as ills often inflicted on women and other vulnerable persons, have drastically been reduced in the state.