Posted: Wednesday 7th May 2014 at 12:02 pm

Promasidor Condemns Violence Against Children

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Promasidor Nigeria Limited commiserates with the parents and families of the recently abducted school-girls from the Government Secondary School, Chibok describing this act as despicable.

The company noted that the carnage experienced from the acts of terrorism presently being experienced in the country was robbing the north of the required human resources needed to propel the region into the next level of its development.

In a statement by the company, Chief Keith Richards, the out going Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited described the situation as worrisome and which must be condemned by all well meaning Nigerians.

“We are saddened by the abduction of the teenage girls and the mindless attacks which has almost crippled the economy of the North East zone of the country. Violence against women and children is totally unacceptable under any circumstances. Our heart goes out to the families who have suffered untoward hardship due to this callous campaign of violence. We also send our message of solidarity to the people and governments of the affected states.”

He said the insecurity in the states was preventing students from participating meaningfully in development activities that are for the betterment of their lives, families, communities and the nation.

“This year, we could not hold our annual Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition, (NASSMAC) in the North East and we have seen a drop in attendance and participation by girls,” adding that girl child education was a priority for any society that seek generational change in standard of living. He called for cooperation between the Federal and State Governments, as well as other stakeholders to ensure the provision of adequate security so that normal activities can resume in the states.

“In Promasidor, we are committed and are serious in supporting Children’s rights.”

Keith said that Promasidor would continue to firmly support the Nigerian government to safeguard its national security and stability and called on other corporate organisations to join in the fight to improve security in the country and to protect the rights of children to decent education.


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