Child Protection Network (CPN), an (NGO) has described advocacy and sensitization campaign as best way to have easy passage of Child Protection Bill into Law in Kano state.
The Kano State Coordinator of the Group, Muhammad Ali Mashi disclosed this to Justice Watch News after a meeting with members of the Group to review the performance on the implementation and domestication of Child Righ Law in Kano State.
” We call a meeting to review our commitments on where we are, what we done before and where we need to be. We know the Bill is with the Legislature,”
The Coordinator commended Kano State Government for sending Bill to the State House of Assembly for their action stressing that the Bill if becomes Law will promote the welfare as well as protecting children from all forms of exploitation and abuse.
” we are disturbed on the proportion rate of child abuse and molestation in our society.
The time to act is now,”
He urged all key relevant stakeholders to collaborate together with the view to have an easy passage of the Bill in Kano.
The CPN Kano Coordinator, explained that the group had conducted an advocacy to Religious Leaders in the State and intimated them significance of the Law.
Also Speaking, the Secretary of CPN in Kano Hajiya Zainab Ahmad Suleiman MFR explained that the Group was established to protect the dignity and interest of all Children living in Kano State.
Zainab, maintained that members of the Group were selected from NAPTIP, Police, NHRC, Ministry of Justice, Judiciary, Nigerian Legal Aid, Ministry of Women Affairs, CSO, NGOs Hisbah, Red Cross, Media Health Personnel and others from human endeavours.
She stressed the need to have the Law in Kano state, noting that CPN will soon embark on rally to the State House of Assembly to further advocate for the speedy passage of the Bill.
The Secretary of the Group disclosed that the Act was drafted in 2010 and many states have not seen the light including Kano, calling on Key stakeholders redoubling their commitments to successfully to have the law in Kano.
” we are calling on Public to make official documents when is passed to have a better society”.
She lamented that the child exploitation is increasing day by day noting that Law will address rising spate of children problem.
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