KADSPAC Commends Gov. Sani for Signing Social Security Bill into Law
By: Our Correspondent
A group under the auspices of Kaduna Social Protection Accountability Coalition (KADSPAC) has commended the state Governor, Uba Sani, for signing the Social Security bill into law.
The Chairman of KADSPAC, Ms. Jessica Bartholomew, made the commendation in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna on August 7th, 2023.
According to her, the new law will put in place an agency where all social protection activities and programs are coordinated for effective accountability, including the management of palliatives that may arise.
Jessica added that KADSPAC, along with other partners, has worked tirelessly for the development of the social security bill, ensuring that this law is enacted through advocacy and engagement with policymakers and the people at the grassroots to gain buy-in.
She acknowledged the unrelenting efforts of Save the Children International and the immediate past Vocal Person, Social Safety Net in the State, Mrs. Amina Saude Atoyebi, in providing administrative and technical support for the domestication of the Federal Social Protection Law at the State level.
The bill, which was passed by the Kaduna State House of Assembly in June 2023, is now an implementable law aimed at providing support for poor and vulnerable Nigerians residing in the State.
“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.
“We appeal to Governor Uba Sani to establish the agency for coordination and effective implementation of social protection activities,” she said.