A group of young children stand on a hill and pose for a photograph

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on states that are yet to enact child protection laws to take immediate action to protect the rights of children across the country.

This was contained in a statement signed by the United Nations Children’s Fund, Deputy Representative in Nigeria, Rushnan Murtaza, and issued to newsmen.

He encouraged governments at all levels to implement the act, to ensure children are safe and protected across the states of the federation.

He further explained that twenty-nine States have now domesticated the act into law, while the remaining are in the process of domestication, and some have already passed it at their state Houses of Assembly.

Among the states that are yet to domesticate the act includes Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Kebbi, Yobe, Kano, Zamfara states among others.

It could be recalled that Federal Government enacted the Child Rights Act since the year 2003.