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Osun governor signs violence against persons bill into law

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The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has signed the Violence Towards Individuals (Prohibition) Invoice into legislation.

Oyetola mentioned his choice to signal the invoice into legislation was geared toward additional strengthening the elemental rights to life and assurance of sufficient safety of the loves and properties of residents of the state.

Whereas assuring of his administration’s dedication to the safety of residents, Oyetola pledged that Osun would guarantee full implementation of the legislation.

The governor famous that since his assent to the Invoice has marked the graduation of the legislation within the state, the legislation will little doubt assist scale back to the barest minimal violence in public locations particularly in opposition to girls and youngsters.

He disclosed that provisions have been made within the legislation for optimum safety of individuals wherever within the state.

In his phrases, “My assent to the Invoice at present marks the graduation of the legislation in our State. Right now’s occasion is equally historic as a result of I handed the VAPP Invoice on the day the World is marking the Worldwide Day of the Woman-Little one.

“I congratulate our kids and in addition seize this event to re- guarantee them that below our administration, their future is secured, as we will proceed to do all the things to make sure equal alternatives for them.

“We will additionally proceed to formulate and implement insurance policies and programmes that may promote the progress and security of the Woman-Little one in Osun.

“The legislation will little doubt assist scale back, to the barest minimal, violence in public locations, particularly in opposition to girls and youngsters, as provisions have been made within the legislation for optimum safety of individuals wherever within the State.

“It is going to additionally adequately tackle the problem of home violence and assure higher and wholesome residing for the individuals of Osun.

“I guarantee our dedication to make sure full implementation of the legislation within the curiosity of our individuals, particularly the weak in our midst,” Oyetola added.

He counseled the Osun State Home of Meeting for passing the Invoice in report time.

It ought to be famous that the Violence Towards Individuals (Prohibition) Act (2015) is an Act to remove violence in personal and public life, prohibit all types of violence in opposition to individuals and to supply most safety and efficient cures for victims and punishments of offenders; and for associated issues.

The signing of the Invoice by the Governor, which coincided with the commemoration of Worldwide Day of the Woman Little one additional aimed to provide precedence and worth to human existence and guarantee peaceable cohabitation amongst residents.

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