The Borno state Child Protection Committee has developed a-two year plan for effective implementation of the Child Protection Law in the state.
The Law which was assent to by Governor Babagana Zulum in 2022 is aimed at protecting the rights of a child to be productive members of the society.
Chairman of the Committee and acting Permanent Secretary ministry for Women Affairs Alhaji Mohammed Hamza said developing the work plan is one of the major steps towards successful implementation of the law.
He urged members of the Committee to work as a team so as to drive meaningful change for the children of Borno state.
“I will like to appreciate members of the Committee for your active participation and viable contribution, together we have laid a solid foundation for effective child protection implementation in the state. Let us move forward with renew enthusiasm to ensure brighter future for our children ” The Chairman stressed.
Alhaji Hamza commended national and international development partners such as Save the Children, UNICEF, Plan International, USAID among others for their support in the actualisation of the programme.
The Lead consultant and lecturer Department of Shariah Law University of Maiduguri Dr. Umar Alkali said the document has two major components, aspect of popularising the Law and implementation.
He stressed the need to develop an effective communication strategy to mobilise people and actively participate in the implementation of the law.
The five day programme which was held in Abuja has participants from the traditional and religious leaders, security agencies, officials of ministries of women affairs and justice, civil society organisations and the media.