The Federal Government has said that poor implementation of the Child Rights Act in Nigeria was constituting a serious threat to the effective reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of vulnerable children into society.
The government also emphasised the need for extensive implementation of the CRA and proposed guidelines for Nigerian courts to consider the age, mental capacity and vulnerability of children involved in a particular case.
The Director ,Criminal Justice Reform Department, Federal Ministry of Justice Leticia Ayoola Daniels stated these during a sensitisation workshop on proposed adjudication guidelines for children and young persons in conflict with the Laws of the FCT in Abuja.
The workshop brought together experts and stakeholders in the justice sector, including different legal institutions in the country to brainstorm on factors impeding the full implementation of the Child Rights Act despite coming to light in 2003.
The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have listed conditions for the proposed review of the national minimum wage, saying the continuous rise in inflation and the devaluation of the naira must be checked before the salary increase announced by the Federal Government could be considered. PUNCH