….Urges Kano, Bauchi And Gombe To Follow Suit
UNICEF has commended the Governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri for signing the Child Protection Bill into law.
This was contained in a statement issued on the 5th day of November, 2022 by the UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Ms. Cristian Munduate.
According to the statement, “The Child Protection Law is the official position of the Adamawa Government that disregard for children’s rights is unacceptable and punishable.
The law aims to safeguard the rights of children by preventing and addressing the killing and maiming of children, child labour, abductions of “With the signing into law the Child Protection Bill by the government of Adamawa state, only Kano, Bauchi and Gombe states are yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act.”
“UNICEF calls on the Governments of these states to do the needful as a commitment of their respect for the rights of children.”
“UNICEF will continue to work with the government of Adamawa to operationalize the law and bring perpetrators and violators into account.”