Zamfara children’s parliament calls for speedy passage of child protection bill

The Zamfara state Children’s Parliament has for the speedy passage of the Child Protection Bill in the state.

The parliament the call , while marking the 2021 Day for the African Child, by the State Ministry for Women and Children Affairs, in collaboration with Save the Children International (SCI), an NGO.

In separate motions, members of the parliament at the event, on the authorities concerned to ensure the speedy passage of the bill.

Speaker of the parliament, Sa’adatu Muhammad said the passage of the bill would promote child protection and in the state.

“The bill is paramount to everyone in the society, as will protect children from gender-based and domestic violence, child labour and rape, among other challenges facing them.

“The bill will also ensure the protection of children with disability, as will promote quality education and health care for children in the state,’’ the speaker said.

She on the house of assembly and the state government to ensure the speedy passage and signing of the bill, considering its impact on the of children in the state.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Halima Muhammad, stated the state government’s to continue to implement and policies for children’s in the state.

Muhammad also commended SCI for implementing child development projects in the state, assuring that the  government would continue to work with development partners, to promote the wellbeing of women and children.

remark, Murtala Bello, the SCI team leader in the state, called on the government to ensure the timely passage of the bill.

He commended the state government for the good working relationship and for providing an enabling environment for  SCI to implement laudable child development projects in the state. (NAN)