Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly (KSHoA), Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari has reiterated the state government’s commitment in providing free and compulsory education as well as effective health care delivery.
Rt Hon. Chidari’s commitment was re-echoed by the Director Press of the Assembly, Uba Abdullahi in a statement after a 3-day retreat organized by the Kano House of Assembly to review the child protection bill 2021 held in Kaduna.
He explained that the state government had mapped out strategies to ensure child development through free maternal neo-natal and post natal services to pregnant women from conception to delivery.
The Hon. Speaker noted that the Assembly in collaboration with donor agencies had scrutinized the draft bill to ensure that it is in conformity with the shari’a legal system as well as the values and cultures of the people.
He said the legislators would expedite action to ensure the smooth passage of the bill.
In her remarks, State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad Umar maintained that, when passed into law, the child protection bill would protect the welfare of children against all forms of labour and molestation in the state.
She thanked the Legislative Arm under the stewardship of Rt Hon. Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari for the review of the Bill and the government of the state as well as the donor agencies and civil society organizations for their concerns to the welfare of children in the state.