UNFPA Honours Kaduna Former Deputy Speaker with Gender Champions Award
The former Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Nuhu Goroh Shadalafiya bagged award of excellence for his invaluable contributions to the domestication of violence against persons prohibition law in the state.
The award was in commemoration of the 2021 International Women’s Day for supporting gender related programmes in their various capacities as Leaders.
The award which was organized by Kaduna State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) also had other dignitaries in recognition of their sterling contributions to their community and the State at large.
According to the UNFPA, over the years of his Representation in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Nuhu has been in support of enactment and review of all policies and laws that uplift the poor and vulnerable.
” His quest for uplifting people has yielded glaring successes with his unhidden support for legislations which support protection of vulnerable. Sponsor of the historic Violence Against Persons Prohibition ( VAPP) Law and supporter for passage of many more people-oriented laws, Hon. Nuhu remains remains a viable partner of His Excellency Governor El-Rufai’s putting people first agenda,” UNFPA explained.
Speaking shortly after recieving the award, Shadalafiya said the award means more hard work, more research and call for duty.
Shadalafiya also explained that the award is a call to look inward into laws that are absolute and fine tune them in line with current realities.
The lawmaker, who is representing Kagarko constituency noted that women and children are the most vulnerables in the society.
” Our priority should be that women are happy and if women are happy, the society is happy,” Shadalafiya said.
He however, commended the Governor of Kaduna State for signing such a Bill that will promote the well-being of women and children into law.