Kwara State governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has signed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill into law.
With the signing, Kwara has exited the club of 19 states widely criticised for not domesticating the key human rights law.
Kwara was one of the 19 states yet to domesticate the law, which addresses domestic violence and other sociocultural and political issues such as genital mutilation, rape, unlawful restraint, spousal battery, attack with harmful substance, harmful widowhood practices, forced isolation or separation from family and friends, among others.
VAPP is a law aimed at eliminating violence in private and public life, promote maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders in the state and for other connected purposes.
The Governor signed the bill on Thursday after he received the clean copy from the House of Assembly delegation led by Speaker Yakubu Salihu and House Leader Magaji Olawoyin.
The House on September 28 held a public hearing on the bill.
Commissioner Women Affairs and Social Development Deborah Aremu and the Clerk of the House Hajia Jummai Kperogi also witnessed the signing of the bill.
“The signing of this Bill takes Kwara out of the former pariah status. We are happy to sign it. When we go to meetings and conferences, it used to be a stigma for not signing the VAPP Law.
“Now that we have signed it, we can gladly show our face and shout loud that we are one of responsible states that can be counted as responsible citizens (of the world),” AbdulRazaq began.
” “I thank the leadership and members of the ninth Assembly in the state for doing good jobs. With the rate you’re going, we are proud of you. We are proud of what you are doing and of the diligence of your work. The state appreciates you,� he said.
Speaker Salihu said the passage and signing of the Bill would improve the rating of the state on its commitments on the protection of its citizens against violence.
“Around August 2020 the Bill on Violence Against Persons Prohibition was sent to the House for scrutiny and passage into law and by the grace of God the House has passed it,” he said.
“House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development has done a thorough job with the support of the whole house to pass this Bill.
“The Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development and Justice also contributed to the passage of the Bill as well as members of the public through public hearing.
“The First Lady Mrs. Olufolake AbdulRazaq also intervened as a mother to ensure the passage of the Bill.
“The law will change a narrative of being among 19 states blacklisted for not signing the VAPP,” he explained.
Search The Poise
Promote Your Music
Recent Posts On The Poise
- Burna Boy Captures Grief, Pain, Frustration And Disappointment In New Single 20:10:20
- Rangers 1-0 Lech Poznan: Substitute Morelos seals victory for Gerrard’s men
- Arsenal 3-0 Dundalk: Gunners ease to victory after Nketiah breakthrough
- Africa Fashion Week London Partners with AMARULA for 2020/2021
- Wizkid Releases “Made In Lagos” Album | Listen
- Brad Pitt And 27 Year Old Model Girlfriend Nicole Poturalski, ‘Split’ After Three Months of Dating
- AEK Athens 1-2 Leicester City: In-form Vardy strikes in Europa League victory
- Drake & Nike Announce ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Merch
- Royal Antwerp 1-0 Tottenham: Alli and Bale hooked as sloppy Spurs suffer setback
- Video of Desmond Elliot Attacking Celebrities And Social Media Influencers
Top Posts & Pages
Entertainment News3 years ago
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Have Started Hanging Out Again
Articles3 years ago
Marcus Rashford’s Girlfriend Lucia Loi
Photos3 years ago
Leroy Sane’s Girlfriend Candice Brook
Celebrities2 years ago
David Beckham Allegedly Got His Daughter’s Teacher Pregnant
News2 years ago
Nigeria Gets Fresh $200m Loan To Finance Electricity Projects
Celebrities3 years ago
Jesse Lingard Breaks Up With Girlfriend Jena Frumes
Sport2 years ago
Bournemouth Signs Liverpool Defender Nathaniel Clyne On Loan
Entertainment News3 years ago
Top 10 Sexiest Young Female Celebrities in The World