FG: Adamawa, Bauchi, Eight Others Yet to Endorse Child Rights Act

By mamakay • 2 weeks ago • 1986 views • 527 comments

The federal government has said that 11 states have so far refused to domesticate the Child Rights Act ,17 years after it was passed into law.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, made this disclosure at a public hearing on two bills: “Older Persons’ Rights and Privileges Bill 2020 and The Child Rights Act, 2003 Amendment Bill 2020,”organised by the Senate committee on Women Affairs.

She stated that the affected states are mainly from the north and specifically mentioned Adamawa, Gombe and Bauchi as three of the states yet to domesticate the Act since 2003.

According to her, “I have been working round the clock since assumption of office, reaching out to the governors and members of the Houses of Assembly in the various states to ensure that the Act is domesticated in the states

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