The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje.

The UNICEF Kano Chief Field Officer, Rahama R.M.Farah, who disclosed this in a statement, revealed that the

Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that would be of immense benefits to children and people of Kano State.

Farah stated that the child protection law has established a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state, noting that is now crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation.

With the enactment of the law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

UNICEF therefore urge the new administration in Kano State to take the vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Recall that the child right Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory.


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