4 northern states yet to sign, adopt the Child Rights Act – UNICEF

4 northern states yet to sign, adopt the Child Rights Act – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says four northern states, Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe are the only ones left, out of the 36 states of the federation, that are yet to sign and adopt the Child Rights Act.

UNICEF Child Protection Manager, Kano Field Office, Ms Emelia Allan made the disclosure at a workshop in Kano.

She said: “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.

In Kano particularly, Allan noted that the bill was sent to the State House of Assembly for the past two years but has not been signed by the lawmakers.

The UNICEF officer therefore called on the four states to expedite action in signing and adopting the act to provide good protection for children in their respective states.


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