The Kano State Executive Council has approved and amended the proposed bill on Child Rights (protection) Act 2010 to reflect the position of Shariah on all sections of the Child Rights Act (CRA) 2003.
The State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba, disclosed this in statement he signed and made available to the newsmen in Kano, yesterday.
He further said in compliance with the federal government’s policy, the State governments embarked on the act to domesticate the Bill and engaged Islamic scholars and other stakeholders to bring it to fruition.
“The administration developed a keen interest in seeing the passing of the Child Rights Act because of its commitment to child growth and development in the State”, he added.
According to the statement, “The approval had been passed to the State assembly for passage, and assured that the Bill, when passed, would protect the rights of the child as a human being”.
Recall that the amended Act was initially drafted in 2010 and only succeeded in been approved in 2021 for passage.