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Kano Assembly passes child rights protection bill

The bill was passed after extensive deliberations by the committee of the whole house during the plenary, presided over by Deputy Speaker Kabiru Dashi (APC-Kiru) in Kano.

• May 24, 2023
Kano House of Assembly
Kano House of Assembly

The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the State Child Protection Bill.

The bill was passed after extensive deliberations by the committee of the whole house during the plenary, presided over by Deputy Speaker Kabiru Dashi (APC-Kiru) in Kano.

After the deliberations, the lawmakers approved the third reading of the bill by the clerk, Garba Gezawa.

Shortly after the bill’s passage, the deputy majority leader, Dahiru Zarewa (APC-Rogo), said it was considered and passed after undergoing various legislative processes.

He said the bill’s passage was due to the lawmakers’ commitment to child growth and the state’s development.

“As representatives of the people, we are responsible for providing laws for good governance in the state,” he said.

Mr Zarewa commended the members for engaging relevant stakeholders who contributed to the bill.

According to him, the bill, when signed into law, will improve education and look into the activities of orphanage centres and the issue of child abuse.

The assembly also commended development partners for their support toward the successful passage of the bill.

Similarly, the house passed the Kano State Roads Fund Bill, 2023.

Also speaking, the deputy speaker said the bill aimed to support the State Rural Access Roads Agency (KARARA).

He further said it would help to source funds to construct rural access roads.

“The agency, when established, will facilitate and improve the socio-economic well-being of the people, especially the rural populace engaging in agricultural activities,” Mr Dashi said.


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