KADSPAC calls for speedy assent to Kaduna social protection bill
By: Femi Mustapha
Kaduna State Social Protection Accountability Coalition, (KADSPAC), has commended the Kaduna House of Assembly over the passage of the Social Security bill on June 8, 2023, calling on Governor Uba Sani for speedy passage of the bill into law.
Chairperson of the coalition, Ms Jessica Bartholomew, stated while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
According to her, the coalition worked in partnership with the
State to ensure speedy passage of the Social Security bill and setting up of an agency where all Social Protection (SP) activities are coordinated and can be tracked effectively.
She further explained that the coalition over the years, have worked with the community champions in tracking SP interventions, not only at the national Social Protection programmes but as well as state owned programmes.
“We look forward to an implementation or operational plan to be approved timely so that the poor and vulnerable residents of Kaduna can access SP interventions that will help cushion the current economic crisis faced in their households,’ Bartholomew stated.
The coalition also commended the Save the Children International, (SCI), for the technical, advisory, and capacity support provided in developing the SP and its continued support to SP in Kaduna State.
Similarly the immediate past Focal Person on SPin Kaduna, Mrs Saude Atoyebi, said the passage of the Bill is a big win for the people of Kaduna State.
“I am so delighted to see that the extensive effort put in by several stakeholders; the former Governor, members of the State Steering Committee on Social Investments, Ministry of Justice and members of the Law Review Committee, the State Executive Council and our Civil Society partners, has resulted in a law that seeks to entrench Social Protection and harmonise the implementation of several cross-cutting functions,” she noted.
Atoyebi added that Kaduna as always, has set the pace with the passage of the law, pointing out that she looks forward to the implementation of the provisions which will have a far reaching positive impact on the residents of Kaduna State.