How New Child Protection Law In Katsina Leaves Room For Underage Marriage

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File photo of a girl forced into marriage The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has assented to the Child Protection Bill several years after its proposal in the state House of Assembly.  The Assembly first introduced it as Child Rights Act in 2003, but later renamed it Katsina State Child Protection Bill 2020. File photo of a girl forced into marriage The bill, which was finally assented to by the governor on December 29, 2020, was passed by the House of Assembly in November 2020 to protect children from abuse.  A leading child rights organisation, Save the Children International Nigeria,…
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