Nigerian musician and producer, Cobhams Asuguo, has been appointed by The United Nations Children’s Fund as its National Ambassador.
Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Nigerian Representative, announced the development Wednesday.
Mr Hawkins said that the appointment made the celebrated artiste UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years.
“I am delighted to welcome Asuquo to the UNICEF family, particularly on Nigerian Children’s Day, dedicated to every Nigerian child, to give them a better place to survive, thrive and develop.
“May 27 was set aside to celebrate the importance of children in Nigeria, providing the opportunity to policymakers and families to focus on the holistic development of young Nigerians,” Mr Hawkins explained.
The UNICEF representative also quoted Mr Asuquo as saying: “It’s a huge honour to become a UNICEF Nigeria Ambassador”. I am thrilled to join the list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors around the world, supporting the protection and promotion of children’s rights.
“I am passionate about children’s rights, and I am passionate about Nigeria – and securing its future and the only way we can truly do that is through ensuring every child fulfilled their potential.
“I look forward to making my contribution to the improvement of the lives of Nigerian children and young people.”