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Kano Assembly Pledges Speedy Passage of Child Protection Bill

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Kano State House of Assembly has pledged speedy passage of the Child Protection Bill into Law to address the issues of child abuse and improve the Welfare of Children in the State.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Speaker and Chairman House Standing Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Hassan Dashi while declaring open a public hearing on the Child Protection Bill, 2022 held at the Chamber of the House on Thursday.

Rt.Hon. Kabiru Hassan Dashi said: “It is my sincere belief that institutionalizing the legal framework governing child wellbeing and providing child protection law in the State will not only enlist the State ratings in the eyes of the International community but also  adopts global best practice and safeguarding children from risks and all forms of exploitations.”

He further assured the participants and all other stakeholders at the public hearing that the House will take into cognizance their constructive inputs and will incorporate them into the draft bill.

Hon. Dashi likewise stated that the House would critically examine and ensure that no section or subsections of the proposed bill contradict the tenets and teaching of Islam.

He thanked Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for transmitting the bill to the House for deliberations consideration and subsequent passage into law.

 Chairman House Standing Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development also salutes the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari for his utmost concern and care in ensuring the Speedy passage of the bill.

He then thanked all participants for sparing their time to attend the public hearing as well as appreciated the support of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Council of Ulamas, ROLAC, UNICEF, and many more for their valuable input.

A Series of papers were presented during the public hearing.

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