Kano state House of Assembly, has passed the Child Protection Bill 2023 into law.
This was sequel to deliberations in the committee of the Whole House, and 3rd reading of the bill by the Clerk, Alhaji Garba Gezawa during Wednesday’s plenary session, presided over by the deputy speaker Alhaji Kabiru Hassan Dashi.
While presenting the bill, the Deputy Majority leader, Alhaji Magaji Zarewa noted that, the bill would go a long way in protecting children against all forms of molestation, as well as ensuring that, they enjoy free and compulsory basic education.
Alhaji Zarewa said that, the law had set aside stiffer sanctions for perpetrators of rape, and other criminal activities aimed at oppressing under age children.
Hajiya Mero Bello of girls education partnership (GEP), described the passage as a great milestone which they had advocated for many years.
Other bills passed by the Assembly include, Kano State Roads Fund (SRF) 2023, and Kano State Rural Access Roads Agency Bill (KARARA), 2023.
In another development, the Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Professor Adamu Ibrahim Yakasai, as chairman management board of Abdullahi Wase teaching hospital.
The report recommended the confirmation of Professor Adamu, due to his wealth of experience, who doubles as the Provost College of Health Sciences, Bayero university Kano (BUK).
The House adjourned its sitting to Monday 5th June 2023.
Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare