Child Right law: NGO lauds Zulum, Borno children  - Kanem Times

Child Right law: NGO lauds Zulum, Borno children 

A non-governmental organisations, Grow Strong Foundation (GSF) has congratulated all the children of  Borno State especially the children’s parliament with this exciting development of the Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, signing the child protection bill into law. 

In a statement signed by the (GSF), Executive Director Abba Yusuf Tijjani made available newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday that the organization deemed this success as a relentless collective effort of all Actors in the state.

He noted that the bill will provide legal context that recognizes the rights of children in the state to education, health and protection from all forms of abuses. .

“This is indeed a success recorded for entire Borno State and most especially to partners who are implementing in the protection sector. Grow strong foundation as an organization concerned with child protection as a strong area of implementation has chaired the Borno state CRA domestication task force as the representative of CSOs/NNGOs who worked with other UN/INGOSs partners through the process that resulted in the smooth passage of the bill in the state.

“The newly signed Borno state Child Protection law will now legally protect the right of these children, provide maximum punishment of the perpetrators and ensure they do not go scot-free as the law is here to protect the children of the state.

 “I will use this medium to commend and congratulate the Borno state Government, Borno state house of assembly, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Women affairs and social development, UNICEF, CPSS members and other stakeholders who worked tirelessly to see that the Child Rights Act in Borno State comes to existence.

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“Since 2019, GSF has been hosting the Co- leadership of the child protection sub sector coordination alongside UNICEF which is chaired by ministry of women affairs and social development. Our direct humanitarian response in child protection in emergency, Education in Emergency and advocacies have been changing narratives in the life over thousands of conflict affected children, families and institutions across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. 

“Indeed, the assentment and implementation of this law, the protective atmosphere against any form of abuses and deprivation of rights of children in the state will be improve”, Yusuf said 

Also, The Program Manager of GSF, Musa Gambo also described this as a development that will drastically reduce the growing number of out of school children and provide easy access to justice for victims of abuses while strengthening the judiciary to prosecute and make deterrent examples out of perpetrators.

Grow strong Foundation (GSF) is a grassroot, youth lead Non- Organization incorporated in 2018 with the believe in promoting and 

protecting the welfare of vulnerable people from all forms of social, economic, and emotional discrimination through protection, Education, livelihood, health, advocacy and Peace building programs.

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