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Bauchi Assembly has pass a second reading bill against VAPP

Bauchi Assembly has pass a second reading bill against VAPP

By Ahmed Ahmed

Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed a second reading into a bill against Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) and to provide maximum protection to victims and punishment for offenders 2020.

Presenting the Bill on the floor of the House at the plenary on Tuesday in Bauchi,the speaker Suleiman Abubakar said that the bill does not stop at domestic violence but extends political violence.

“This is the time for representatives of the people to do something to provide adequate protection to vulnerable members of the society against violence.

“This bill does not stop at protecting against rape and other domestic violence,it also extend to political violence.

“Many ugly cases are happening within the state, unfortunately some of the culprits go unpunished,”he said.

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Seconding for the first and second Reading,Hon Tijjani Ahmed representing Azare constituency and Hon Bakoji Bobbo representing Ciroma,Misau Local government.

Our correspondentreported that members unanimously agreed that the bill be referred to the House committee on Women Affairs and returned after two weeks for further action.

The VAPP state working group and leading coalition against All forms of violence Attah Sisters Helping hand (ASHH) foundation in Bauchi have advocates and presented the draft of the bill to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly,”

Bauchi Assembly has pass a second reading bill against VAPP

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3 comments

  1. The last paragraph is false. Attah Sisters Helping Hands (ASHH) Foundation is not on the working group leading the fight against all forms of violence or advocating for the VAPP Legislation in Bauchi State nor did ASHH present any draft bill to the speaker of the house.
    Kindly retract the said last paragraph and get your facts right.
    I know because I am a part of the working group and came out with the group to support ASHH in its only rally against rape on 5th June 2020 and facilitated it’s being held the the Bauchi State Secretariat where the Ministry of Justice is situate. Also we only interacted with the Commissioner of Justice who promised to ensure his ministry prosecute all rape and sexual violence offenders and well collaborate with NGOs and CSOs in the fight against rape.
    I have proof to back my claims. Please retract the last paragraph as it is embarrassing to CSOs in the state
    Thank you

  2. The last paragraph is false. Attah Sisters Helping Hands (ASHH) Foundation is not on the working group leading the fight against all forms of violence or advocating for the VAPP Legislation in Bauchi State nor did ASHH present any draft bill to the speaker of the house.
    Kindly retract the said last paragraph and get your facts right.
    I know because I am a part of the working group and came out with the group to support ASHH in its only rally against rape on 5th June 2020 and facilitated it’s being held the the Bauchi State Secretariat where the Ministry of Justice is situate. Also we only interacted with the Commissioner of Justice who promised to ensure his ministry prosecute all rape and sexual violence offenders and well collaborate with NGOs and CSOs in the fight against rape.
    I have proof to back my claims. Please retract the last paragraph as it is embarrassing to CSOs in the state
    Thank you

  3. The last paragraph is false. Attah Sisters Helping Hands (ASHH) Foundation is not on the working group leading the fight against all forms of violence or advocating for the VAPP Legislation in Bauchi State nor did ASHH present any draft bill to the speaker of the house.
    Kindly retract the said last paragraph and get your facts right.
    I know because I am a part of the working group and came out with the group to support ASHH in its only rally against rape on 5th June 2020 and facilitated it’s being held the the Bauchi State Secretariat where the Ministry of Justice is situate. Also we only interacted with the Commissioner of Justice who promised to ensure his ministry prosecute all rape and sexual violence offenders and well collaborate with NGOs and CSOs in the fight against rape.
    I have proof to back my claims. Please retract the last paragraph as it is embarrassing to CSOs in the state
    Thank you

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