Youth hub Africa and members of the civil society coalition has commended the Sokoto state government on the passage of the ‘Child Protection Bill’ into law in the state.
This is a laudable approach in the right direction as the bill recently passed the 3rd reading, awaiting assent by the Executive Governor of Sokoto state- Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
The group made the disclosure in a press statement signed by Rotimi Olawale for YouthHubAfrica.
According to the statement, “consequent upon the relentless advocacy efforts put in place by YouthHubAfrica, Civil Society Organisations and concerned citizens, the passage of the ‘Child Rights Bill’ which was renamed to the ‘Child Protection Bill’ by the state house of Assembly is a requisite and applaudable step towards the domestication of the Child Rights Act, adopted by the FederalRepublic of Nigeria in 2003.”
The implementation of the Child protection bill in Sokoto state will protect the rights and privileges of every Nigerian child and also ensure that parents and guardians fulfill their obligation to safeguard the child, and as well prioritise access to education especially for the girl-child amongst several other demands.
YouthHubAfrica expresses their delight in working with partners, Civil Society Organisations, Non-state actors, Stakeholders, and concerned citizens in the last 4 years to advocate for thepassage of the Child Rights Act into law in Sokoto state.
The group urge his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Sokoto state – Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to sign the bill into law, speedily to safeguard the future of every child in sokoto state.
“”The ‘Child Protection Bill’ once domesticated will place 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 Billinto law to follow suit. While we await the necessary action by the Executive governor of Sokoto state, We extend a hearty Congratulations to the good people of Sokoto state.” the statement read.