Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Adamawa State Governor has signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill into law to control the prevalence of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, SGBV in the state.
The governor also signed the bills seeking to establish the Adamawa State Environmental Protection Agency, ADSEPA, and Adamawa State Limitation of Actions into law.
Mr Afraimu Jingi, the Adamawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice told reporters in Yola that the VAPP law would prohibit all forms of violence against persons; provide maximum protection, remedies for victims and stiff punishment for offenders.
He said the VAPP bill, which the governor assented to on August 30, has 47 sections that include provisions for the compensation of victims.
“Others are the appointment of Protection Officers at the local sexual offender, database/register as well as registration and access to service providers,” he said
The Commissioner explained that the ADSEPA law was aimed at protecting the environment which was facing degradation from all fronts.
He explained that it was divided into five parts, with 37 sections which contain interpretation, composition, functions, finances, miscellaneous provisions, offenses and power of the agency.
“Limitations of Actions Law is designed to ensure that all claims are diligently and promptly presented and plaintiffs pursued with diligence to guarantee finality in litigation,’’ Jingi said.