"It is...regrettable that it is one of the main pillars of democracy, the Nigerian Senate, which purposefully denied children the opportunity to fulfill their rights and responsibilities, as entrenched under our Constitution, our laws and the African Charter. Cultural and religious prejudices towards children, coupled with our insecurities as adults, conveyed by a 'know-all' arrogance that continues to insist that we can speak for children and young persons (without listening to them) in matters that directly concern them, have only served as stumbling blocks to the realization of progress and development in our society.Go Maryam!
Maryam Uwais' letter, "Know-All Arrogance is Stumbling Block to Progress"
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nigerian Child's Rights Act 2003
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child