In commemoration of the year 2020 Children’s Day celebration the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has appointed award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo as a national ambassador.
UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins who made the announcement of the appointment said that Cobhams is a great addition to the UNICEF family.
Hawkins said, “I’m delighted to welcome Cobhams to the UNICEF family, particularly on Nigerian Children’s Day – a day that is dedicated to every Nigerian child, to give Nigerian children a better place to survive, thrive and develop.”
“Cobhams has already supported UNICEF to raise children’s and youth issues. I am sure that he will use his singing, his passion, and dedication to continue to defend the rights of vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria.”
In his acceptance speech made available to journalists in Bauchi, Cobhams described the appointment as a great honour.
He said: “It’s a huge honour to become a UNICEF Nigeria Ambassador. I am passionate about children’s rights, and I am passionate about Nigeria – and securing its future. The only way we can truly do that, is through ensuring every child can fulfil their potential.”
“I am thrilled to join the very impressive list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors around the world supporting the protection and promotion of children’s rights globally and look forward to making my contribution to the improvement of the lives of Nigerian children and young people.”
Cobhams Asuquo, is a famous Nigerian singer and musician who has gained international attention. As UNICEF National Ambassador, he will help raise awareness of children’s rights concerns and solutions, including around issues such as birth registration, immunization, education, and protection from violence.