The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has advocated capital punishment for all individuals caught within the act of shopping for and promoting of infants.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that the affiliation, a Non- Governmental, Non-Profit Organisation comprised of ladies attorneys, made the decision on Saturday, at an end-of-year get together organised for privileged and less-privileged youngsters in Benin.
The Chairperson, Edo Chapter of FIDA, Mrs Maria Edeko, in her opening deal with on the event, mentioned youngsters had been a present from God, with rights that wanted to be protected.
While noting that there have been different authorized means of getting youngsters, for these unable to have youngsters of their very own, Edeko mentioned the affiliation was mounting a vigorous marketing campaign towards the hawking of youngsters.
She mentioned that the affiliation had developed a plan to ship a doc to the National Assembly, on the matter.
The Chairperson famous that the doc would spell out the punishment for all these concerned in such acts.
According Edeko, “We can really undertake youngsters via authorized means, equivalent to being practiced in another international locations of the world.
“In these international locations, we’ve got a brand new jurisprudence which known as surrogacy. You can enter into an settlement with anyone to have a toddler for you, particularly when you’re unable to.
“This technique or every other authorized ones could be adopted, as an alternative of hiding behind the markets or lurking round road corners, to purchase and promote infants.
“The act of shopping for and promoting youngsters will not be solely a criminal offense, but in addition towards the need of God. Children ought to be protected, cared for and nurtured by their dad and mom, particularly moms, and may by no means be put up on the market.’’
NAN stories former minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Josephine Anenih, who chaired the event, appealed to folks to at all times make the welfare of their youngsters a high precedence.