Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre has felicitated with all the Children across Nigeria especially the vulnerable ones in the Osun State on occasion of their epoch-making celebration Day.
This is contained in a Children’s Day message signed by the General Coordinator,Rev.Fr. Peter Akinkunmi of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre through the Programme Supervisor of the department of Integrated Human Development, Mrs. Juliet Akande in Oke-Ayepe, Osogbo.
According to him “In as much as children deserve the best of care, there is no doubt about the fact that many Nigerian Children are faced with untold hardship and abuse. They are at the receiving end of the poor socio-economic state of the country, these vulnerable children are faced with daunting challenges that snatch their childhood from them.
Our heart and hands are open to all the children of the World, we celebrate you particularly our heart goes out to all the children whose childhood have been cut short by being forced to become house-hold Heads so early in life, the orphans, children who are enslaved in all forms of child labour, children who do not enjoy basic education, children from broken homes, children who are going through all forms of torture and abuse.
We also this occasion to identify with children with disabilities, and those battling with one disease or the other. The entire noble family of JDPMC wishes you a pleasant children’s Day celebration. May your tears be wiped and may you always be comforted in the hope that We and Our partners shall continue to work assiduously to ensure you have a great future and your beautiful souls deserve as We defend and protect your rights. Therefore we say happy Children’s Day bright lights of our future.”
Rev.Fr. Akinkunmi further noted that it was very crucial for the parents and guardians to live up to their responsibilities as the Anchors so as not to incur the wrath of God as children are the heritage of God of whom must treated as such.
He therefore reaffirmed the Commitment and rock-solid passion of JDPMC with the collaborative support of their partners to Child protection and welfare with the holistic development of our communities in perspective.