FIDA scores Ganduje High on welfare, declares Support for his administration

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-Our child protection effort is multi-faceted, says Ganduje

International Women Lawyers, (FIDA), has rated Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje high, because of the feats he has recorded in several sectors as the governor of the most populous state in the country.

In a statement signed by Abba Anwar, Chief Press  Secretary, (CPS),  to the Governor said that the group also stressed that Ganduje’s administration has placed the welfare of the people as the major focuse of his development.

Accorording to the statement, the association stated this when it paid an advocacy visit to the governor in his office, on Tuesday, led by Barrister Huwaila Ibrahim, State Chairman of FIDA.

Anwar said that the group equally assured  the governor of their continued support to his administration, saying that they would always be partners in progress.

They equally called on the Governor to expedite action on the Child Protection Law, for the overall  development  of children  and the society in general, urging him to continue to support the education of all the children in Kano state

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Barrister Ibrahim said “We are in support  of this administration, because  of your purposeful leadership Your Excellency. We also understand  that, our primary cardinal principle as a body, that is child education  and protection, goes in tandem with your administration’s policy.”

They register their appreciation to the administration on free and compulsory primary  and post primary  education, explaining that, “Education, being the bedrock  of any society, when provided to our children, that in itself, is another  way of protecting  their  rights. This policy of free and compulsory education, Your Excellency is highly  commendable.”

On the Child Protection Law, they urged the governor to push well so that the Law could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Reminding him that, the law could be extremely useful in protecting children in the society from all angles and ramifications. She said

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When passed into Law the Child Protection  document would be, according  to her, “…a landmark achievement that will always  be remembered by the state and the nation in general. And we shall work hand in hand to make sure that the Law has effective and efficient implementation.”

FIDA commends the state government for finding it absolutely necessary  to institute a Commission  of Inquiry that would look into the issue of Kano 9 kids who were rescued from far away Anambra state.

In his response, governor  Ganduje assured that, “We have no reason not to enact  a Law for the protection  of children. These children are ours, meaning, their protection and development are all on our shoulders. The said Law would  be enacted. No two ways about  it.”

He further disclosed to the association that, his administration is making  preparations to come up with an Agency for the disabled, assuring that, “Apart from the fact that preparations have reached ban advanced stage over enactment of Law that would make divorce in our marriages very difficult, we are at the same time protecting the rights of our children. You can therefore see that our protection of child, under my watch, is multi-faceted.”

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When marriages are broken, according  to the governor, children are at the receiving end, hence, he expressed “…when divorce  is made very  difficult  through a law, then child protection is also assured.”

After commending them for the good work they have been doing, he promised to include them in the said Commission of Inquiry of Kano Missing  Children, encouraging that, “Your work, as I can see from your presentation, has a direct link with the welfare of our children. As such, I will involve you in the Commission of Inquiry for the missing  of our kids in Kano.




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