Senate bans pedophiles, rapists from working with children



The Senate Tuesday approved an to the Child Right Act 2003, banning persons convicted sexual offence from working children.
followed the presentation the report by the Chairperson, Senate Committee Women Affairs, Sen. Betty Apiafi during plenary.

The lawmaker noted that the would further Nigerian child against any form sexual violence and abuse in the hands caregivers and others.

The Senate Tuesday, also passed the Older Persons (Rights and Privileges) Bill 2020 aimed at the social and economic challenges triggered by aging and the need for government to formulate policies that would incorporate the elderly and cater for their well-being.

The bill also provided for a fine of 2 million or 200, 000 from organisations or individuals who discriminated against older persons in the country.(NAN)