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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appealed to the government of Kano State to ensure the effective implementation of the child protection law enacted and signed into law recently by the former Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje in the state.

UNICEF Chief Field Office for Kano state, Rahama Farah,  made the call while commending the Government and citizens of the State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection LawKANO.

He further urged the new administration to make it a priority to ensure the provision of adequate resources for its enforcement in the state.

“The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state. Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

“With the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

“It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory.”

Recall, key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders were consulted while delivering the bill.

The essence is for the law to reflect the values and aspirations of the people.

 

 

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