Hon. Nich Opara-Ndudu, a front-line governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo State, has stated that the safety of a Nigerian child is non-negotiable.
Opara-Ndudu stated this on Sunday, in his country home in Emeukuku, Owerri North Local Government Area of the State when he felicitated with children across the country.
In his goodwill message to commemorate the 2018 Children’s Day, the Imo State governorship hopeful noted that the Children Day provides the country a veritable opportunity to celebrate the young ones and to fully consider the important place they occupy in the heart of the nation as they are future leaders .
Hon.Opara-Ndudu also insisted that today marks an important occasion to rededicate Nigeria to the cause of children , adding that it is a day the leadership of the country should be committed to doing all in its powers to ensure that Nigerian children are protected and empowered to aspire to be great in life, and to remove all impediments in their way.
He called on all Nigerians to do their best to ensure that Nigerian children can live in liberty and in truth, insisting that no Nigerian child should go to bed hungry.
Hon. Opara-Ndudu remembered Leah Sharibu and the other Dapchi Girls as well as those Chibok Girls still in captivity, on this symbolic day.
He affirmed their rights to freedom, to live carefree with their loved ones, to go to school, and for their dreams to remain intact.
He urged all relevant authorities not to relent in the efforts to see that Leah Sharibu and others who are currently being held captive are returned safe and unharmed.