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Zamfara moves to enact law on Child Protection


Zamfara moves to enact law on Child Protection

The Permanent Secretary, Zamfara State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning and State Chairman Technical Working Group (TWG), on Social Protection, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Gayari has said that the State Government has commenced  final process of the State’s Child Protection Bill.

Muhammad  made this disclosure while speaking at a one day TWG meeting, on Social Protection organised by the Save the Children International (SCI), held at Taula Hotel, Gusau.

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He said that the meeting followed a review on the bill held in Kano a week before and which was organised by SCI in collaboration with the state government.

“The stakeholders; including government officials, lawmakers, traditional and religious leaders, development partners and among others, have attended the meeting where we reviewed the bill.

“The drafted bill is going to be presented to State Council of Ulama and  Executives Council, for a final review before sending to the state assembly for necessary legislative action”, Muhammad explained.

The UNICEF Social Policy Specialist, Isah Ibrahim, said , UNICEF appreciateed the move to provide Child Protection Law in the state.

“It will ensure the rights of children in Zamfara are being protected for their survival and development”.

Earlier, Advocacy and Communication Officer, Nura Muhammad, said the purpose of the meeting was to develop abridged version of the approved state Social Protection Policy.

Muhammad said the SCI is ever ready to support government and all stakeholders in the success of social protection in the state.

The Chairman Zamfara Social Protection Platform (ZSPP), Nasiru Biyabiki, thanked the participants from the MDAs for attending the meeting.

Biyabiki thanked the stakeholders for their contributions towards effective implementation of the social protection activities in the state.

Zamfara moves to enact law on Child Protection

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