The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the State’s Child Protection Bill 2023.
This was a follow-up to 3rd reading of the bill by the clerk of the house, Garba Gezawa during today’s plenary session, presided over by the deputy speaker Kabiru Dashi in Kano state
While presenting the bill, the Deputy Majority Leader, Magaji Zarewa stressed that; “The bill would go a long way in protecting children against all forms of molestation, as well as ensuring that, they enjoy free and compulsory basic education.”
He stressed that the law had set aside stiffer sanctions for perpetrators of rape, and other criminal activities aimed at oppressing under age children.
“We deliberated in the committee of the whole house from clause 1-124.″
After careful deliberations, the lawmakers adopted the 3rd reading and passed the bill.
Reacting, Hajiya Mero Bello of Girls Education Partnership (GEP), called for speedy assent to the bill.
She described the passage as a great milestone which they had advocated for many years.
”Am here with representatives from NATIP, FOMWAN and other civil society organizations, we are appealing to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to assent as soon as possible She said.