Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu has signed the Child Right protection bill as well as the bill Prohibiting Violence Against Individuals into law in the state.
The governor appended his signature to the two bills passed by the State House of Assembly recently at the weekly Executive Council Meeting presided over by him at the Council Chamber, Government House Birnin Kebbi.
Governor Bagudu said that the action will further demonstrate to the International Community about commitment of Kebbi State to effectively apply the law against gender violence and strengthen the protection of Children.
According to him, the laws will also strengthen the protection for children which are closely related to a other existing laws provided in the state
The Governor thanked the Kebbi State House of Assembly for its hard work and graciously passing the laws in conformity with the culture and religious values of the people of the State.
He equally thanked religious leaders and traditional rulers for reviewing the law to ensuring conformity with religious stipulations.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu expressed appreciation to Development Partners and other groups for their support to the Government towards actualising enactment of the law and application.
Governor Atiku Bagudu was similarly grateful to his wife, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu for her immense and great support for initiating and facilitating awareness and formulation of the law against gender violence and protection of children’s rights and privileges.
Governor Atiku Bagudu expressed hope and confidence that the law would be beneficial to the people of the State.