Members Katsina state Technical Committee on Domestication and Implementation of Child Right’s Act
The honorable for commissioner women affairs Dr. Badiyya Hasaan Mashi has called on Katsina state House of Assembly to swiftly pass Child Right’s Act Bill into law for fully implementation to heed Governor Masari’s call to end all forms of violence against children in the state.
The commissioner made the call while receiving the draft law from the state technical committee on adoption and domestication of “Child Right’s Act” for final submission to the state governor.
While Handing over the draft law to the Honorable Commissioner
Dr. Badiyya Hassan Mashi represented by the permanent secretary Ministry for women affairs Alhaji Nasiru Bawale commended the commitment and hard work from various stakeholders to arrive at the draft law.
The commissioner showed optimism the Katsina house of Assembly is ever ready and committed to the implementation of the bill into law as assured by the Honorable Speaker Abubakar Yahya Kusada.
The commissioner also assured the drafted bill will be handed over to the state governor for the next line action.
According to her, Governor Aminu Bello Masari provided all necessary support to the working committee for efficient and effective operation.
Alhaji Nasiru Bawale speaking on behalf of the Commissioner
Earlier in his speech, the Committee chairman, Former Chief Justice Mamman Nasir, expressed gratitude to the state governor for supporting the committee.
He said some states in the North had not adopted the Child Rights Law.
He listed the states as Kaduna, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara and Katsina, adding that the Katsina bill was an upgraded one from Yobe and Kaduna who had their drafts currently before their respective houses of assembly.
Justice Mamman Nasir while addressing committee members
“The Draft law recommends death sentence or life imprisonment for sexual abusers of children.
“Also, Patents who subject children to begging or hawking, depriving them of school, will also pay up to N20,000 in fine or get prison time not less than one month.”
“For almajiris, the proposed law permits children to be separated from their parents but only on grounds that the parent or guardian shall provide care, food, clothing and other necessities for the child.”