Adekunle Peter, Benin Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said he is working with the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, to ensure the safe return of Memunatu Musa, a 14-year-old pupil of Enikaro Primary School, in Benin City, who was given out in marriage to a groom in Katsina.
He noted that the state government would continue to work with the Federal Government to ensure that child marriage is stamped out from the country so that children will have the opportunity to attain their full potential.
The Governor also disclosed that his administration had set up a mechanism to punish parents and teachers who abuse children in the state.
He described the theme for the 2019 Children's Day; 'Drug Abuse Among Children: Addressing the Challenges' as a call to action for all to work towards ending the menace in Nigeria.
Edo is currently working with the Federal Government and other stakeholders to develop appropriate responses and measures to end the rising cases of drug abuse among children," he said.
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