Kebbi Assembly passes Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Kebbi Assembly passes Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill

By Ismail Bayo,Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State House of Assembly has passed the State's Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill Act 2021 into law.

The VAPP law which safeguards women, girls, vulnerable and minority groups against sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).

A statement by the media aide to the governor, Yahya Sarki said the

key feature of the law is the promotion  of gender equality, enhancement of social inclusion, participation and strengthening of social justice for all.

It said with the passage of the bill, the good people of Kebbi State, will be protected against all forms of violence , including physical, social, emotional, psychological and sexual violence.

"The VAPP Act also provides maximum protection and remedies for victims and  punishment for offenders", it said.

The statement said the bill saw the light of the day because of the consistent and valuable efforts of the State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, his wife, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu and untiring advocate for the girl child development and the vulnerable in the state.

It will be recalled that the bill was sent  to the House by Bagudu in January, this year and his wife, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu spearheaded the CSOs across the state like IHP, Tallafin Mata and Wrapper to relentlessly campaign for its passage into law.

Recently , states like Adamawa, Sokoto, Kogi, Bayelsa, Rivers,Taraba,Yobe, Niger, Osun and Imo passed the VAPP Act into law.

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