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Hope rises in Kaduna as govt plans to domesticate Child Rights Act

By The Citizen


The Commissioner of Women Affairs in Kaduna state, Mrs Confort Amwe, on Friday said that Child Rights Act would soon be domesticated in the state.

Amwe told newsmen in Kaduna that the ministry was already concluding the processes for the domestication of the law.

She said that relevant documents on the law had been sent to the state's House of Assembly, adding that the state government was desirous to join other states in the country that had adopted the Act.

She disclosed that some civil society organizations in the state were drafted in producing the papers that culminated in the document that was sent to the House of Assembly.

'We are hoping and trusting God that with the efforts we have put, the domestication of the Child Rights Act will become a reality in the state,' she said.

Amwe added that her ministry collaborated with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in processing necessary documents 'to properly domesticate the law in our state'.

She also stated that the ministry was collaborating with some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the state to prepare a bill on violence against vulnerable persons and send it to the Legislature.

'We are also making effort to ensure that our children are getting the necessary intervention they deserve in health and education matters,' she added, saying that the issue of vulnerability of persons was very paramount.


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