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Children’s Parliament Wants Child Protection Law Domesticated In Zamfara


Children’s Parliament Wants Child Protection Law Domesticated In Zamfara

The Zamfara State Children’s Parliament has called for the domestication  of Child Protection law by the state government.

 The Speaker of the Parliament, Saratu Ahmad,  made call during an advocacy visit by members of the parliament to the Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Nura Zarumi,  in his office on Tuesday  in Gusua.

The VMTNews reports that Save the Children International (SCI), an NGO, is suponsoring  the Children Parliament in state.

“We are here to advocate for speedy presentation of the child protection drafted bill to the state house of assembly.

“The law for  the protection children in the state is necessary, considering the increase of sexual assult and  Gender-Baaes Violence (GBV),  as well as other issues affecting children in the state.

“We are appealing for quick intervention of this ministry to ensure that the bill is presented to the state house of assembly”, Ahmad  said.

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In his response,  Zarumi said he was happy that  state have Children’s parliament and also  encouraged young children to join  as members.

“I am happy to see  our children to be exposed to educative issues for the development of our dear state”, Zarumi said.

He thanked the SCI and State Assembly for their efforts to encourage children to participate in legislative activities.

He assured speedy presentation of the   bill to the state house of assembly.

Zarumi, who noted that  the bill had already been drafted by  the Ministry and other stakeholders,  said the  bill  is presently  before the  State’s Executive Council  for deliberation.

“I am giving you assuarance that tmy office will do everything to ensure that the law is domesticated in the state”, the Commissioner said.

Earlier, Alhaji Yususf Sabo, the Director of Legislative Matters, State House of Assembly, said that the members were ready   to support  the children’s parliament.

Sabo,  who is the state’s  consultant on children’s parliament , said that the state assembly had been working with all stakeholders to ensure children   were  trained  for future development of the  state.

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