Six years after, Nigeria’s VAPP law still struggling for domestication in 17 states


The long walk to ensure the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, also called the VAPP Law gains traction across the country to curb escalating incidence of violence seems not to be coming to an end as the law is still in various stages of getting adopted in 17 states of the federation. YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE reports that it is yet to be passed into law in 10 states while it is awaiting assent in seven states; creating clogs in concerted efforts to stop all forms of violence across the country through legislation.

When the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, known as the VAPP law, was signed into law by former president, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, many were skeptical…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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