Katsina, Kano, 10 Others Yet To Pass Child Rights Law Says UNICEF

This act covers every aspect of the lives of children and adolescents. They are broken down into: survival rights, development rights, participation rights, and protection rights.

No less than 12 northern states in Nigeria are yet to pass the Child Rights Law, a child protection specialist with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Sharon Oladiji, has said.

The states are; Bauchi, Yobe, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, Borno, Zamfara, Gombe, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa and Kaduna.

This information was provided during a two-day media dialogue on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at 30, organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, in collaboration with UNICEF.

Ms. Oladiji revealed that many of such  nothern states earlier listed  believe some sections of the child rights law need to be amended as it doesn’t go in hand with their belief and cultural practice.

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