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Nigeria Loses Billions to Violence against Children – Survey

Nigeria Loses Billions to Violence against Children – Survey

Children's Health, NEWS
A survey has shown that Nigeria lost over $6.1 billion or 1.07 per cent of its GDP through violence against children between 2014 and 2015. UNICEF’s Child Protection Specialist, Maryam Enyiazu, quoted the findings of the survey on Tuesday at a two-day media dialogue on social work professionalisation bill in Enugu. The survey was conducted in 2014/2015 by UNICEF and the Nigerian government at federal and state levels but was validated this year July. According to Mrs Enyiazu, it is important for government at all levels to unite against violence against children, She called on the National Assembly taking a second look at the social professionalisation bill under consideration by the lawmakers. She said Nigeria needs a strong, regulated and standardised workforce in the field of social