In 2003, Nigeria adopted the Child Rights Act to domesticate the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Although this law was passed at the Federal level, it is only effective if State assemblies also adopt it. in developing to this the international Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kano State branch has on Monday paid advocacy visit to the Kano State House of Assembly Speaker Hon Abdul’Aziz Garba Gafasa.
The team led by the Kano State Chairperson Barr. Huwaila Ibrahim and the speaker Children Parliament Amir Mahmud paid the call at the State House of Assembly to advocate for the domestication and adoption of the Child Protection bill in the state.
Hon, Gafasa expressed gratitude to FIDA for their kind gesture and protecting the lives of Women and Children in the State. He further affirmed that he guarantee that the child protection bill will be domesticated in kano state snappily.
“FIDA has been doing a marvellous work in kano state and the kano state government treasure your efforts. We will make sure that every child in kano state is protected this will in return straighten our move against gender based violence “. Gafasa said
Barr Huwaila Ibrahim emphasized that the bill is important to be domesticated especially in Kano state to provide the responsibilities of government agencies associated with the law and to integrate children focused legislation into one comprehensive law. She affirmed that the bill will address many issues of youngsters and will protect them from abuse.
DPH NEWS authoritatively gathered that the Rule of law and anti corruption program of British Council (ROLAC) supported FIDA in cahoots with the Children parliament to advocate the passage of child protection bill into law in kano state. The advocacy visit by FIDA aimed to avouching the swift passage of the bill in the State.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers ( FIDA) has however since 2010 been advocating for the adoption of the Child Rights and protection bill in 36 states of Nigeria and the Rule of law and anti corruption program of British Council (ROLAC) has been supporting the movement in Nigeria right from the very beginning of its inception.