-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
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
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.”
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.Share this on WhatsApp