Kano approves Sharia compliant Child Rights Act

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje

By Aisha Ahmed

The Kano State Executive Council has approved and amended the proposed bill on Child Rights (protection) Act 2010 to reflect  the position of Sharia on all sections of the Child Rights Act (CRA) 2003.

Mr Muhammed Garba, Commissioner for Information in Kano State disclosed this in  statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday,

Garba said that the decision for the approval was reached at its state council meeting in line with the Federal Government policy of  2003 where states were asked to domesticate the bill .

He said that the approval was necessary because of the  commitment of the state administration on child welfare.

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Garba disclosed that the state government was motivated to enact the child right bill after it assented  to the bill on Free and Compulsory Education.

“The administration developed a keen interest in seeing the passing of the Child Rights Act because of its commitment to child growth and development in the state.

According to the statement, “The approval had been passed to the state assembly for passage, and assured that  the bill when passed would protect the rights of the child as a human being.

He said in compliance with the federal government’s policy, the state governments embarked on the act to domesticate  the bill and engaged Islamic scholars and other stakeholders to bring it to fruition.

NAN reports that the amended Act was initially drafted in 2010 and only succeeded in getting approval in 2021 for passage. (NAN)

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