By Abba Muhammad, Dutse
As part of activities Marking the 2019 world children day, the Jigawa state children parliament has taken over the state House of Assembly and passed laws on child abuse aimed at protecting the welfare and safety of children in the state.
The sitting was presided over by House Speaker of the children Parliament Ahmad Nasir at floor of the Jigawa state House of Assembly.
Raising the motion at the floor of the House, the majority leader Hon. Aisha iliyasu Said, there is the need for laws that will protect the interest of the children in the state, particularly the voiceless and vulnerable against child trafficking, abuse, child labour and other social vices in the society.
The bill was also seconded by Hon. Abubakar Sani and the majority of the house members, staying the bill when passed in to law will help in preventing children from all kind of maltreatment in the society.
The children Parliament also urged government to ensure that perpetrators of child trafficking, child abuse and child labour among others are prosecuted.
The parliament also explained that illiteracy and ignorance are some of the causes of child abuse,they urged government to ensure and provide a conducive learning atmosphere for children in the state.
The speaker Jigawa state House of Assembly Hon. Isah Idris Gwaram represented by the member representing Dutse constituency Hon.Musa Sule Dutse commended the initiative of the children Parliament.
He said it was a clear indication that Nigeria’s Democracy is gaining ground stronger and will have a vibrant legislature in the near future.