INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study
The strength of the economy of a country is said to be dependent largely on the mental and social health of women and children of that country. This implies that the prosperity of a nation invariably rests on people-oriented governmental policies for the posterity of that nation, Olamide (2013). Therefore, it is incumbent upon the government of the given society to formulate policies that will foster and enhance children‟s well-being and education. Findings have shown that most thriving countries in the world are those that place high priority on the well-being of children in the process and practice of governance. Research has also shown that children and women occupy the highest percentage of the population of a given society. Various population censuses that have been carried out in Nigeria have shown that Nigeria is not exempted from the above projected studies. Unfortunately, over the years, this all-important group of people has suffered mostly of the societal ills as a result of lack of legislative policies, legal instrument and ethical framework that support, promote and protect their well-being, Olamide (2013).