A LAW TO ENFORCE THE RIGHTS AND ADVANCE THE WELFARE OF THE CHILD, AND TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE ALL LEGISLATIONS RELATING TO THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF THE CHILD IN LAGOS STATEAND FOR OTHER CONNECTED AND INCIDENTAL PURPOSES–(28th May 2007)
THE LAGOS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY enacts as follows:
- As from the commencement of this Law, every action concerning a child, undertaken by any Individual, Public or Private Body, Institution, Court of Law, Administrative or Legislative Authority, the best interest of the child shall be the primary
2.—(1) A child shall be given protection and care as necessary for the well- being of the child, taking into consideration the rights and duties of the child’s parents, legal guardians, individuals, institutions, services, agencies, organisations or bodies legally responsible for the child.
(2) Every person, institution, service, agency, organisation and body responsible for the care or protection of children shall conform with the standards laid down by the appropriate authorities, particularly in the areas of safety, health, welfare, and suitability of their staff and competent supervision.
- Every child has the right to life, survival and development
4.—(1) Every child has the right to a name and, accordingly, shall be given a name on his birth or on such other date as is dictated by the culture of his parents or guardians.
(2) The birth of every child shall be registered.
5 Every child has the right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly in conformity with the law and in accordance with the necessary guidance and directions of his parents or guardians