The governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has tasked Stakeholders to take the conversation against domestic and gender-based violence to all nooks and crannies of the society.
He re-echoes his zero for the menace and other social vices when he received the women’s rights advocates led by the chairman of Southern Governors Wife Forum (SGWF), and the wife of Osun State Governor, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola, at the Government House, Benin City.
Members of the SGWF include the first ladies of Edo, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Abia, Ogun, Ekiti, Delta, Lagos and Oyo States.”
The Governor lamented the rising cases of murder in public places and the wave of sexual harassment assuring however that his government will sustain reforms and programmes to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the State.
He said, “We were worst hit several years ago when a young lady, Vivian Ogu, was murdered in the state on the account of sexual violence. We were also united to condemn the act on the murder of Omozuwa Uwaila, who was also sexually abused and murdered.
“The State understands the pain the victims and their families go through. As a state, we have zero tolerance for sexual based violence in the State”, according to him.
Highlighting the remarkable progress the Forum has recorded, the Chairman Nigeria Governors Wife Forum (NGWF), Orelu Bisi Adeleye Fayemi commended the Governors for their support and encouragement in tackling gender- based violence in Nigeria.
On her part, Mrs. Oyetola commended the governor of Edo State for demonstrating high sense of character and commitment to good governance in the State.
Also speaking, the First Lady of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, urged members of the Forum not to relent in their support for women seeking elective offices ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
FEATURED PHOTO CAPTION. L-R: FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SOUTHERN GOVERNORS WIVES’ FORUM (SGWF) AND WIFE OF OGUN STATE GOVERNOR, MRS. BAMIDELE ABIODUN; WIFE OF DELTA STATE GOVERNOR, DAME EDITH OKOWA; MRS. NKECHI CAROLINE IKPEAZU OF ABIA STATE; WIFE OF OYO STATE GOVERNOR, MRS. OLUFUNKE MAKINDE; BAYELSA STATE FIRST LADY, MRS. GLORIA DUOYE DIRI; EDO STATE GOVERNOR, MR. GODWIN OBASEKI; HIS WIFE, BETSY; CHAIRPERSON, SGWF, MRS. KAFAYAT OYETOLA; NIGERIA GOVERNORS’ WIVES FORUM CHAIRPERSON, MRS. BISI ADELEYE-FAYEMI; MRS. MARTHA UDOM EMMANUEL OF AKWA IBOM STATE, AND THE WIFE OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, MRS. CLAUDIANA IBIJOKE SANWO-OLU, DURING A COURTESY VISIT BY MEMBERS OF SGWF AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, BENIN CITY,
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