The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria, has announced a popular Kanwood and Nollywood actor, Ali Nuhu as one of its Champions.
Others so appointed, in a statement today, August 30, are film actors: Cobhams Asuquo, WAJE and Kate Henshaw.
The statement said that the appointment will last for a period of 12 months, during which they would serve as powerful voices amplifying issues around child rights in Nigeria.
“Over the course of the next year, these champions will work together with UNICEF to elevate pressing concerns related to children, spanning sectors such as health, education, nutrition, child protection, water sanitation, and hygiene.”
The UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Ms. Cristian Munduate, who issued the statement, lauded the commitment and unmatched influence of the champions.
“We are truly elated to join hands with such influential voices in the entertainment industry – Cobhams, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu. “Their dedication and passion for children’s rights will undeniably amplify the urgency of the issues we fight for daily.
“This collaboration symbolizes a bridge between the commitment to child rights and the power of art and storytelling. Through music, film, and public engagement, we hope to touch hearts, shift perspectives, and inspire action.”
As UNICEF champions, Cobhams, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu will engage in numerous initiatives and campaigns designed to ensure that every child’s right to survival, growth, development and protection is upheld and championed.