Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe are the four northern states lagging behind in protecting children, the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF Child Protection Manager, Kano Field Office, Ms Emelia Allan has said.
The four states are the only ones left out of the 36 states of the federation that are yet to sign and adopt the Child Right’s Act.
Allan stated this at a workshop in Kano.
“We started this year with nine states. Today, as I speak with you we are left with four states, Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe that are yet to sign the child rights act,” Allan noted.
She said that the child rights bill has been sent to the Kano State House of Assembly for the past two years but has not been signed by the lawmakers.
Allan therefore called on the states to expedite action in signing and adopting the child rights act to provide good protection for the children.
Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu