Children in Nigeria call for leaders to listen on World Children’s Day
Poor education, violence against children, and terrorism are among the biggest concerns for children in Nigeria, according to a new survey released by UNICEF on World Children’s Day. The survey was carried out in 14 countries across the world and it involved more than 11,000 9 to 18 year old children. In Nigeria, the online survey carried out among 500 children revealed that 8 in 10 children admitted worrying a lot about poor education affecting children across the world, and 7 in 10 children worry a lot about being personally affected by poverty. The results also indicate that 59 per cent of children do not trust their country’s leaders.
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