The Jigawa State Government has inaugurated the State’s child protection implementation committee.
Secretary to the State Government, Abdulkadir Fanini inaugurated the committee in Dutse, the state capital.
Represented by the state commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Yelwa Da’u said the setting up of the committee is to ensure proper implementation of child protection law in Jigawa children.
She noted that the children’s rights are being violated, which is why utmost attention from governments and other stakeholders is needed to ensure the rights of the voiceless children are protected.
Da’u tasks the committee to discharge their assignment diligently and ensure proper implementation of the child protection law in the state.
In her remarks, Amelia Allan, the child protection manager UNICEF Kano field office, appreciated Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, the state Assembly for ensuring the passage of the child protection bill into law.
“The passage of child protection bill into law, however, is just the beginning of what has to be done to ensure children in Jigawa enjoy right to survival, development, protection, and participation”
“The implementation of the law is critical as it translates the government’s into action to track the progress it makes in improving the lives of its children.”
Amelia said increasingly, almost on daily basis across the world, including in Jigawa State, children suffer violations, thereby requiring access to services that will guarantee their rights and well-being.
She said the committee as a coordination platform will serve as a key and sustainable mechanism to promote coordination between critical stakeholders, including government and civil society organizations, law enforcement agencies, social welfare and justice sector among others, to specifically ensure integrated and holistic services are provided for children.
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