YouthHubAfrica and members of the civil society coalition has congratulated the Sokoto state government on the passage of the ‘Child Protection Bill’ into law in the state.
The Executive Director of Youthhub Africa made the disclosure in a statement.
The statement said the development is a remarkable step in the right direction as the bill was signed into law by the Executive Governor of Sokoto state- Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal few hours ago.
“Following continuous and relentless advocacy efforts by YouthHubAfrica, Civil Society Organisations and concerned citizens, the passage of the ‘Child Rights Bill’ whose nomenclature was changed to the ‘Child Protection Bill’ by the state house of Assembly is a requisite and laudable steps towards the domestication of the Child Rights Act, adopted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2003.”
The Child protection bill which was signed into law a few hours ago by the Executive
Governor will safeguard the rights and privileges of every Nigerian child, ensure parents and guardians fulfill their obligation to protect the child, prioritise access to education especially
for the girl-child amongst several other demands.
YouthHubAfrica is delighted to have worked with partners, Civil Society Organisations, Non-state actors, Stakeholders, and concerned citizens in the last 4 years to advocate for the
passage of the Child Rights Act into law in Sokoto state.
“We further applaud His Excellency, the
Executive Governor of Sokoto state – Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on his speedy assent and passage of this bill into law
The ‘Child Protection Bill’ has placed Sokoto state as the 27th state to have taken a worthy step, thereby setting the pace for other states yet to pass the Child Rights Bill into law to follow suit.
We extend a hearty congratulations to His Excellency, the Executive Governor, and the good people of Sokoto state.”