Adamawa Assembly parleys CISLAC on comprehensive humanitarian law

Adamawa Assembly parleys CISLAC on comprehensive humanitarian law

By Austin Erameh

The Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa has assured of the state’s readiness to support Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in formulating a comprehensive legislative framework to effectively coordinate humanitarian issues and harmonise existing fractional laws which attempt to achieve same.

Mijinyawa gave the assurance while receiving a delegation of CISLAC under the aegis of Embassy of Switzerland in Nigeria project in his office at Adamawa State House of Assembly Complex, Yola.

The Speaker, who acknowledged non-existence of a comprehensive and proactive legislation to effectively coordinate humanitarian issues despite having a number of laws which have attempted to achieve same in piecemeal, encouraged the delegation to consider adequate review of existing laws in its plan to formulate a comprehensive framework that will harmonised humanitarian issues.

Also, speaking during the visit, the delegation led by Okeke Anya, Programme Manager (Democratic Governance), CISLAC, said the visit aimed at strengthening the policy and legislative frameworks for humanitarian response to identify and address current gaps.

On a related development, the Adamawa State Commissioner for Justice, BSD Sanga, has called for a comprehensive review and analysis of the existing loopholes in humanitarian policy and legislation to give a clear direction to be leveraged by his Ministry to support CISLAC in introducing a comprehensive legislation on humanitarian response in the state.

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