The Human Right Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Bauchi State Branch has commended Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for signing the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act and Law and Administrative Criminal Justice bills into law.
Chairman of Bauchi NAB Human Right Committee Dr Ibrahim Danjuma said signing the bill into law will ensure justice and protect the right of the victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the state.
He said being at the frontline for the protection of human dignity and social justice is not an easy ride, hence, it became imperative for all right groups and associations to appreciate the contributions of activists and lawyers in this regard.
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“These laws will certainly promote and further strengthen other laws on Human Rights.
“At this juncture, I want to sincerely thank, His Excellency the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bauchi State House of Assembly and all stakeholders for putting efforts to see that these laws were passed.
” We, at the Human Rights Committee of the NBA Bauchi Branch, commit to doing our best in the promotion and protection of the Human Rights of our people,” he said.
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Dr Danjuma said strengthening the enjoyment of Human Rights, and promoting and protecting the inherent dignity of all people in Bauchi State with equality and fairness is the hallmark of the tenets of the Bauchi NBA Human Right Committee.
The Chairman said Bauchi Human Right Committee has organised a two days engagement for all stakeholders in the defence, protection and promotion of human rights in Bauchi to make this year’s International Human Rights Day in the state.
WikkiTimes recalls that the bills have been on the waiting to be assented to by governor Bala Mohammed as Bauchi State House of Assembly passed them into law over the past two years.