UNICEF has commended Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri for signing into law the Child Protection Acts.

It also says that, with the signing of the Bill by the government of Adamawa state, only Kano, Bauchi and Gombe states are yet to domesticate the Child Rights Act.

This was contained in a press release signed and issued by Geoffrey Njokuand made available to newsmen in Bauchi by the communication officer of UNICEF Bauchi field office Opeyemi Olagunju.

It then calls on the Governments of these states to do the needful as a commitment of their respect for the rights of children.

UNICEF further said that it will continue to work with the government of Adamawa to operationalize the law and bring perpetrators and violators into account.

According to the press statement, the Child Protection Law is the official position of the Adamawa Government that disregard for children’s rights is unacceptable and punishable.

The law aims to safeguard the rights of children by preventing and addressing the killing and maiming of children, child labour, abductions of children, sexual violence against children and the recruitment and use of children by armed groups, among other grave violations of their rights.

UNICEF also expressed it hopes that the new law in Adamawa will be effectively implemented and that vulnerable children are supported to survive, thrive and become successful members of the society.


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