From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The domesticated Jigawa child right act and Violence Against Person (Prohibition) VAPP bill has yesterday passed second reading in the Jigawa state house of Assembly.
The house sitting led by the honourable speaker Alhaji Idris Garba received the bill as part of the executive bill a day after it was approved by the executive council meeting held at government house Dutse.
The bills which was read by the majority leader and also a member representing Maigatari constituency Alhaji Habu Muhammad and seconded by the member representing Roni constituency Alhaji Alhassan Alto Roni is a domesticated and approved laws that would eliminate and prohibit all forms of violence against persons and to provide maximum protection and affective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders.
According to him, the bills will also provide for the welfare and protection of children from violence, neglect and maltreatment in the state.
While shading more light after the sitting, the state director Village Development Initiative comrade Lawal Ya’u Abdullahi said, though the VAPP law is a national law but it was amended to suit Jigawa cultural and religious context.
Also during the sitting, the house read and deliberated on the laws of Jigawa state 2012 to restrict deduction to statutory allocation and for any other matter.
The bill seeks to stop Jigawa state local government service commission and state audit from deduction of statutory allocation of 27 local government across the state.
The house also read and deliberated on the executive bill that would stop allocating local government and state funds to Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa.