A Non-Governmental Organisation, Challenged Parenthood Initiative (CPI), has urged the Kogi House of Assembly to, without further delay, present a copy of the passed Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill for Gov. Yahaya Bello’s assent.
She said there was an urgent need for the VAPP bill to be assented to by the governor and gazetted without further delay to curtail the prevalence of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the state.
Agbogun said that the law, when operational, would serve as a legal tool for the protection of people from all forms of violence.
She noted that the impunity with which perpetrators carried out violent activities necessitated the advocacy for the passage of the VAPP bill as a legal tool of protection.
She explained that “the VAPP Bill is to eliminate violence in our private and public lives, prohibit all forms of violence against persons and provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment to offenders.
“We are being faced with cases of GBV. We need the VAPP bill to be assented to, so that it will become a law and be gazetted.” (NAN)