The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on Yobe State House of Assembly to speedily pass the Violation Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Bill and the Child Protection Bill, to end all forms of abuse against women and children.
Mr Labaran Babangida, the State Coordinator of NHRC, made the call during an advocacy visit to the House on Monday in Damaturu.
The visit to the House was part of the activities lined up to mark the 16 Days of Activism for the year 2021.
Labaran said that the visit was to appreciate the House of Assembly for passing the Persons with Disability Act, while advocating the passage VAPP and Child Protection Bills.
He said that the advocacy was a collaboration between NHRC, Nigerian Bar Association, Federation of Women Lawyers, Save the Children, International Alert among others.
Responding, the Speaker, Ahmed Mirwa, said that the House had set up a committee to liaise with Gov. Mai Mala Buni, in efforts to fast-track the passage of the bills.
Mirwa, who was represented by Buba Kalallawa, the Chief Whip of the House, reiterated the commitment of legislators to passing the bills.
“The Yobe State House of Assembly has done a lot, and it will continue to play its role towards improving the lives of the people,” he said.