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Zamfara State Child Protection Bill: Stakeholders Hold Review Meeting

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Zamfara State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with Save The Children International and UNICEF holding a consultative Review meeting to further discuss the Draft Zamfara state Child Protection Bill. The Bill which contains 17 Chapters and 17 Schedules.Bandits Kill 40 Persons in fresh Zamfara Attack

The objectives of the curreent review meeting include wider stakeholders’ sensitization on issues therin the Bill with an attempt to fill in any gap, deliberation on outstanding issues (if any).

The meeting is under the Chairmanship of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gummi, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi (Rtd), the Sarkin Mafaran Gummi, also present was His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bungudu Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Attahiru, the Sarkin Fulani of Bungudu (who also was the Chair of the meeting held in Kano for the first review of the Draft Bill).

Other dignitries were, State Assembly rep., the Honourable Commissioners that include Justice, Women Affairs, Health, Budget and Economic Planing and Education, Special Adviser Chieftaincy Matters, Save The Children International, UNICEF, CSOs among others.

It is expected when the needful is done, the Bill will soon come into Law. It could be recalled that there was similar review to review the draft sometimes early 2021 in Kano.

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