The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education, CHRICED has appealed to Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in states and local governments to rescue street and out of school children.
The Group’s Executive Director Ibrahim Zikirullahi made the appeal in Abuja at a news conference on its ongoing initiative for Combating Forced Child Begging in Northern Nigeria.
He said that there was need to rescue out of school children across the country from their current state of misery and unending abuses.
Zikirullahi however called on the wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, who had become a vocal advocate of the poor and vulnerable, to consider taking up the issue as part of her long list of advocacies for the marginalised people of this country.
He said that evidence abound on how the rights of children were flagrantly trampled upon, adding that situations such as mothers using their new born babies to elicit pity from passersby and thereafter beg for alms.