By Bolanle Akinlade.
Zamfara State Government has assured speedy passage and signing of the State’s Social Protection Bill, Disability Bill and Child Protection Bill into laws.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe disclosed this in Gusau on Monday at the close of CSOs/MDAs novelty games in line with the activities to commemorate the 2021 International Day for Eradication of Poverty.
The event was organised by Zamfara Social Protection Platform (ZSPP), with the support of Ukaid funded NGO, Save the Children International (SCI).
“As we are all aware, the bills are currently in the state house of assembly for the legislative process.
“We are going to liaise with the lawmakers to ensure speedy passage of the three bills by the house.
“I am assuring you that very soon, they will be brought to the executive for governor’s assent and all of them will be signed into law before the end of this year.
“The laws are necessary to assist the state government’s policy of strengthening social protection activities and programmes in the state,” Balarabe said.
The SSG said that the state government had concluded all the arrangements to inaugurate the state social protection council.
“I am also using this medium to inform this gathering that in the next 10 days, the state social protection council will be inaugurated,” he said.
Earlier, the Chairman of ZSPP, Nasiru Biyabiki commended the state government for signing social protection policy.
Biyabiki said the competition was organised between members of ZSPP and MDAs working on social protection.
“We extend our appreciation to the SSG, Kabiru Balarabe, State Head of Service (HoS), Kabiru Muhammad Gayari and state house of assembly, led by the speaker, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya for their support and contributions towards legalising social protection programmes in the state,” Biyabiki said.