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Nigerian Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape


The Nigeria Governors Forum has agreed to declare a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence against women and children. They also renewed commitment to ensuring that offenders face the full weight of the law . This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the NGF , Dr . Kayode Fayemi, after the forum’ s 10 th COVID -19 teleconference meeting held on Wednesday. The communique was issued in Abuja, on Thursday , The PUNCH reports . Governors agreed to , “ Declare a State of Emergency on Sexual and Gender- based Violence . Governors strongly condemned all forms of violence against women and children and committed to ensuring that offenders face the maximum weight of the law ; “Call on State Governors that have not already domesticated relevant gender- based protection laws to domesticate the Violence Against Persons ( Prohibition ) Act , the Child Rights Act and the updated Penal Code to increase protection for women and children and ensure speedy investigation and prosecution of perpetrators in addition to creating a sex offenders register in each State to name and shame.”

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2020-06-12T05:55
Nigerian Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape
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