A bill seeking the establishment of a National Commission on Child Destitution sponsored by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko and twenty other Senators, has passed second reading at the Senate.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Senator Wamakko, Bashir Rabe Mani, said when established, the Commission would serve as an intervention programme to eradicate child destitution in Nigeria.
The Commission also aims at rehabilitating the victims, as well as prohibit the menace of Child destitution in the country.
According to the statement, Senator Wamakko, while leading the debate, said that the Boko Haram insurgency was aggravated by the menace of Child destitution.
“The malady of child destitution in Nigeria has aggravated the menace of Boko Haram and provided fodder for political violence and militancy,” he stated.
“It has also fuelled ethno religious crises and acted as a catalyst to a variety of other social problems. ”
“The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Establishment, with a four -week time frame,” he said.