Kano State Executive Council says it has approved the proposed bill on Child Rights (protection) Act 2010.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said this at the end of the council’s meeting at Government House, Kano, on Saturday.
He said the approved bill reflects the position of Shari’ah on each and every section of the Child Rights Act (CRA) 2003 adopted by the federal government, and has been transferred to the State House of Assembly for passage.
The bill has generated a lot of controversy in the state when it was first passed by the Federal Government who asked states to do the same due to the perceived disparities of its provisions with the culture and religion of most people of the state.
After its adoption by the Federal Government in 2003, the State Government and other relevant stakeholders, including the Ulama, academics and Non-Governmental Organisations, met before they later drafted the revised 2010 act.
Commissioner, when passed, the approved bill will seek to protect the rights of the children from violations.