Children from various schools across Kano State have on Monday called for a downward review of the voting age in the country to enable them to exercise their voting rights and participate in the decision making on matters that affect children.
Currently, the voting age in the country is pegged at 18 years but with the call, the children want it reviewed to 15 years.
The children led by Saudat Wakili made the call while acting in the capacity of UNICEF Chief of Field Office, CFO and when the children took over the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF Field Office in Kano for two hours in commemoration of World Children’s Day.
Wakili also appealed to the government to look into the need to ensure upward review of the official child marriage age from 18 years.
She lamented that street begging is still rampant in the state.