The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Kano State to pass into law the child protection bill currently pending before the State House of Assembly.
Rahama Rihood Muhammad Farah, chief of UNICEF office Kano stated this in Kano at the SUBEB headquarters, during the distribution of Hygiene Materials to 60 schools across 11 Local Governmernt areas in the state.
He said the bill’s passage is crucial in ensuring the protection and well-being of children in Kano State.
Mr Rahama Rihood Muhammad noted that “UNICEF has been actively pushing for the bill’s passage, emphasizing its importance in protecting vulnerable children from various forms of abuse and exploitation.
“The child protection bill contains provisions that seek to prevent child trafficking, child labor, and other forms of abuse against children.
“All hard work required for this pending bill to be enacted has been done. Passing the bill and signing it into law is utmost urgency in the state.”
The UNICEF representative added that, “It is hoped that the Kano State House of Assembly will take swift action to pass the child protection bill into law, further strengthening the legal framework for protecting the rights of children in the state.”