By Nasiru Abdullahi
The Kano State Government has reaffirmed its dedication to safeguarding human rights, particularly through initiatives in education and other social programs.
Governor Abba Yusuf made the assertion at opening ceremony of the 4th cycle of the United Nations UPR engagement with stakeholders organised by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) in Kano.
Governor Yusuf who was represented by the Kano State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr Haruna Isah Dederi said the state considered the promotion of human rights as its cardinal principles.
“You have seen what the Government has put place, in the last 100 days with a view to improving the education sector.”
” The governor paid scholarship to over seven thousand students to reduce out of school children in the State.
In a remark the solicitor General of the federation, represented by Princess Franchesser Chukwuani said the aim of the stakeholders engagement was to collect and collate information on human rights situations in Nigeria for the 4th circle review.
“The objective of the committee is to go round the country, get status and variable reports on what is happening in Nigeria in the last 4 years.”
“We are able to report to the UN to say that we have been able to meet up our obligations which we have signed into.”
“From 2015 to date we have signed a Violence Against Person Act, Administration of Criminal Justice Act and Child Right Act.”
He affirmed that 36 States of the federation signed into the Child’s Right Bill into Act.” Chukwuani said.