THE Wife of Kebbi Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi- Bagudu, has commended the State Government for submitting the Gender-Based Violence, and Child Molestation Bills to State House of Assembly for consideration and passage.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Atiku Bagudu had on Monday, transmitted eight bills to the state house of assembly for its consideration and legislative actions.
Dr Shinkafi-Bagudu made the commendation in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.
She also hailed the efforts of civil society organisations, traditional and religious leaders, as well as development partners for their sustained years of advocacy for laws that would provide protection for women and children.
Shinkafi-Bagudu praised the state law makers for their continued supportive role thus far and urged them to hasten the passage of the bills.
“This is to ensure that the women and children of the state will be safer and guarded by law.
“The protection of the child is an issue and burdened within extra measure as indeed all leaders and parents have.
“The bills will greatly enhance human resources for health in the region once fully established.
“It is pertinent for all stakeholders to take advantage of the contextual assessment of people’s need in the society,” she said.
She commended the leadership of the House, led by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdulmumeen Kamba, for granting audience to various advocacy groups over the last few weeks and pledging to support the passage of the bills.
“The state house of assembly is doing the needful by putting people, whom they represent first in all their activities at this material time,” she said.
NAN reports that the eight bills included: Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act 2020; the Child Rights Act and a bill to amend laws for the administration and collection of revenue due to the state and Local Government Councils (LGCs).
Others were a bill for a law to promulgate Penal Code Law for the state; a bill for a law to provide for the administration of criminal justice, a bill for amendment of the state’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences laws.
Also transmitted to the assembly were bills for the amendment of laws establishing the state’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, Jega, and for a law to repeal and re-enact the establishment of Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu. (NAN)
– Jun. 23, 2020 @ 12:19 GMT |