Abuja - The Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Bill has been approved at the Senate.
Legislators endorsed the bill on Thursday after considering the report of its joint conference Committee on the instrument, presented by Senator Umaru Dahiru.
Speaking during the presentation, Dahiru urged the Senate to approve the report on a bill for an act to eliminate violence in private and public life prohibit all forms of violence against persons and provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment for offenders
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In his contribution, Senator Ayogu Eze commended the committee for doing a commendable job by ensuring the Senate version of the bill go through.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the sitting, commended the lawmakers for approving the bill.
He urged the committee to ensure its full implementation.
The bill seeks to prohibit female circumcision or genital mutilation, forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices.
It also prohibits abandonment of spouse, children and other dependents without sustenance.
- CAJ News