By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Bill for an Act to establish the National Commission on Child Destitution in Nigeria (Establishment, etc), 2017, sponsored by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko yesterday passes first reading.
Wamakko represents Sokoto North Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly.
This is contained in a statement Thursday made available to reporters in Sokoto by Bashir Rabe Mani, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
The statement said the bill, when finally passed, would provide the legal and constitutional frameworks for the eradication of child destitution as well result in taking formidable steps to mitigate the effects of the recurring cases of child destitution in the country.
In the same vein, the proposed commission would serve as an intervention programme and measure for eradicating, rehabilitating and prohibiting the menace of Child Destitution in Nigeria.
This is in addition to two other bills that had earlier passed second reading at the Senate which include the bill for an act to amend universal basic Education act 2003, to enforce Quality, compulsary, mandatory and free Education up to secondary three or equivalent and for other purposes.
Accordingly, the statement said that the second bill is for an act to further amend the Pension act 2014 to provide for definite per centage a retiree can withdraw from his/her retirement savings account and for other matters related thereto.