FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S AT-RISK CHILDREN PROGRAMME(ARC-P) WOULD ADDRESS CHALLENGE OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND YOUTHS,says wife of Niger state Governor.

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The At risk children project (ARC-P)of the federal government would go a long way to address some of the challenges faced by vulnerable children and youths in the society.

Wife of Niger state Governor,Doctor Amina Abubakar Bello, made this known when she received a team of ARC-P led by the special adviser to the president on Social Investment programme,Hajiya Maryam Uwais at the Government House Minna, Niger state.

Doctor Amina Abubakar Bello disclosed that,the state government would key into the federal government’s initiated programme to support the high number of out of school children and address unemployment among youths in the state with a view to give them the opportunity to live a life of dignity with skills.

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She however lamented the situation where Niger state is said to be among states with the highest number of out of school children in the country.

Doctor Amina then attributed the increasing cases of violence,kidnapping and insecurity in Northern Nigeria to poverty and lack of education in the region.

She appreciated the fact that,this is one of the challenges the ARC-P would help to mitigate.

Doctor Amina Abubakar stressed the state government’s commitment to supporting out-of-school children to become productive members of the society.

She added that, adequate structures would be put in place in the state to ensure the success of the programme.

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The Special Adviser to the president on Social Investment Programme,Hajiya Maryam Uwais had earlier explained the concept of the programme which is to provide a multi dimensional approach to potential and physical challenges of out of school children.

This would involve engaging them to go to school and empowering them with skills to achieve their full potentials.

Hajiya Uwais pointed out that,they were in the state,because the Niger state government has shown keen interest in the activities of the programme and therefore are here to add value to what is already on ground in the state.

RABI SARKI BELLO
PRESS SECRETARY TO THE WIFE OF NIGER STATE GOVERNOR.

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