UNICEF wants children included in public budgets

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Hungry child sucking local gruel in Nigeria

From Mathew Jwantu, Minna.

The United Nations Children Education Fund says including children’s welfare in public budgets could enhance their development.

Investing in children would be investing in the future, UNICEF’s Chief Field Officer in charge of Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa and Kaduna States, Mr. Zakari Adam said, Thursday in Minna, the capital of Niger State.

The body according to Adam is working with states to achieve this and other Sustainable Development Goal targets.

He challenged the Niger State government to fulfill its obligations in the execution of the program.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim of prompt payment of state counterpart funds for the execution of SDGs projects.

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