Kano approves proposed Child Rights Act bill after 21 years


Kano State Executive Council has approved the proposed bill on Child Rights (protection) Act 2010. This is coming 21 years after the Federal Government passed the act and asked states to do same.

The council said it approved the bill, which reflected the position of Shari’ah on each and every section of the Child Rights Act (CRA) 2003 adopted by the federal government and has already been transferred to the State House of Assembly for passage.

Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed this at the end of the council’s meeting held at Kano Government House on Saturday.

Garba said  Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje took the decision due to its commitment to child welfare, after assenting to the bill on Free and Compulsory Education in the state.

He added that the State Government and other relevant stakeholders, including the Ulama, academics and Non-Governmental Organisations, met before they later drafted the revised 2010 act.

The bill has generated a lot of controversy in the state when it was first passed by the Federal Government who asked states to do the same due to the perceived disparities of its provisions with the culture and religion of most people of the state.

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