El-Rufai signs law on child welfare, protection (Guardian)

El-Rufai signs law on child welfare, protection (Guardian)

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has signed into law a bill on Child Welfare and Protection, weeks after its passage by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.The Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Mohammad Baba, hinted that “the Governor has already signed the bill into law. He has also instructed the Attorney General to gazette it immediately.”

She added that the governor will launch the law at a creche inside her ministry at a date to be announced later.In Kano, a non-governmental organisation, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE), yesterday advocated urgent attention on the ugly state of inmates and congestion in prisons.

It also called for immediate and unconditional discharge of innocent citizens who form about 50 per cent of the inmates.Addressing journalists in Kano yesterday, Executive Secretary of CURE, Mr. Sylvester Uhaa, lamented overcrowded facilities, poor feeding and lack of access to healthcare by inmates. He regretted that majority of the prisons have not undergone rehabilitation in more than 50 years of establishment. Read more

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