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Family courts created in 16 states by FG, says minister

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Onwaeze Tricia

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has announced that the Federal Government has established family courts in 16 states to ensure child-friendly justice for children, either as offenders or victims.

Tallen made this known at a press briefing on Tuesday, ahead of the 2022 Children’s Day celebration, themed “Strengthening supportive systems for the protection of the Nigerian Child: A Wake Up Call”, according to The PUNCH.

The minister stated that the move was a product of advocacy and sensitization for implementation of Child Rights Law in the country.

She noted that despite the efforts by the government and other bodies in the country, children were still victims of abduction, ritual killings, rape, child marriage, domestic abuse and so many others.

Tallen equally added that to ensure the safety and protection of children, she has reconstituted the technical working group on ending violence against children and the management in Nigeria.

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