Wife of the Governor of Anambra State, Mrs Nonye Soludo, says it is important to grow a fertile socio-economic environment that gives every child an equal opportunity to live their potentials.
Mrs Soludo who stated this in Awka, explained that the present administration in the state has already come up with strategic road maps for stronger social structure and policies that support the aspirations of children.
According to her, Anambra State boasts abundance of young untapped potentials, with each child blessed with enormous talent waiting to be explored rightly and showcased to the world.
She noted that what every child needs is the right environment supported by education and socio-economic incentives.
Mrs Soludo however observed that governments and stakeholders must come up with smart socio-economic policies, driven by the will to motivate each child and stir up their dreams, as a direct approach must also be engaged to tackle increasing cases of drug abuse among school children and youths.
The governor’s wife also explained that the present administration has no doubt made significant progress on infant health, improved education, nipping child abuse and forced labour, child marriage, checkmating child trafficking cases, and taking children who should be in classes off the streets.
She also noted that being one of the first states in Nigeria to pass the child rights act into law, Anambra State is taking strict measures to ensure that every child is not just protected but given the right platform to live and succeed.
Mrs Soludo, a child advocate, also encouraged parents to take child raising seriously, knowing that it is one of most critical factors in the progress and health of any society.