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In Sokoto Gov Tambuwal initiates 'Right to Education' bill

The Bill, which is the first in Nigeria, will make education a fundamental human right of all children between 6 and 18.

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal

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Sokoto State Governor, Waziri Tambuwal moves to legally make education  a fundamental human right of all children in the state.

Tambuwal initiated the Right to Edu­cation Bill 2016 to protect the right to education for children between six and 18 years in the state - the first if its kind in Nigeria.

"Sokoto will be the first state in Nigeria to provide right to education, thereby bringing it in comformity with status of fundamen­tal objective and directive principle of state policy under chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Fed­eral Republic of Nigeria 1999," Sokoto state Commissioner of Justice Commis­sioner, Suleiman Usman, told news men.

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It was gathered that the bill is one of the major components of the policy on the state of emergency in education declared in Sokoto in De­cember 2015.

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