In commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day, Nigerian singer and music producer, Cobhams Asuquo has been appointed as the National Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria.
Cobhams, who made this known in a post on his Twitter handle on Wednesday May 27th added that he was named the first National Ambassador in fifteen years.
“Family, I’ve just been named the National Ambassador for UNICEF NIGERIA, the first in fifteen years. I am humbled and honoured at the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”
UNICEF National Ambassador
He further tweeted about what Children’s rights and protection mean to him as a singer.
“Children’s rights and protection mean a lot to me and my music to me has always been a vehicle for positive social impact. I can’t think of a better way to start today. Welcome to a new era. Happy Children’s Day.”
According to UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, who announced the appointment in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna, Cobham’s appointment made him UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last fifteen years.
Hawkins explained that as UNICEF National Ambassador, Asuquo is expected to raise awareness on concerns around children’s rights and solutions, including issues around birth registration, immunization, education and protection from violence.
The UNICEF representative expressed optimism that the national ambassador would continue to use his singing, passion and dedication to defend the rights of vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria.