Award-winning Nigerian musician, producer, and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo has been appointed as the National Ambassador to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Mr Peter Hawkins announced the appointment in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Wednesday.
Hawkins said that the appointment made the celebrated artist UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years.
This include Asa’s hit singles, “Fire on the Mountain” and “Jailer”.
Hawkins explained that as UNICEF National Ambassador, Asuquo would help raise awareness on concerns around children’s rights and solutions, including issues around birth registration, immunisation, education, and protection from violence.
“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 celebrates the importance of children in Nigeria, providing the opportunity to policymakers and families to focus on the holistic development of young Nigerians,” Hawkins explained.
He said that Asuquo had been supporting UNICEF to raise awareness on children’s and youth issues.