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Kaduna to clamp down on child rights violations

29 June 2013, 07:28

Kafanchan - The Kaduna State Government says it plans to introduce stiffer penalties against child rights violations.

The Director of Citizen’s Right, Ministry for Justice, Simeon Bitrus, says the Law Review Committee constituted in the state has been working tirelessly toward the passage of the Child Rights Act (CRA) in Kaduna State.

He expressed regrets that the child’s right has suffered neglect in the country, adding that Kaduna State was among the states yet to pass the CRA.

"The lack of the passage of the CRA is an issue of concern,’’ he says.

According to Bbitrus it is the responsibility of parents, schools, communities, state and local government to provide security and social amenities for the child.

The director urged the organisers of the training to work hard in ensuring the passage of the CRA.

Earlier, the Coordinator of CPN, Ranti Daudu, said they hoped to create awareness on the need to protect the rights of the child.

Daudu said CPN was determined to bring to the fore, issues of the child violation, including rape and child trafficking.
She said that the Nigerian child had been relegated to the background for too long, saying: "we want to give voice to the voiceless and sensitise stakeholders on children related issues.’’




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