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Wife of Adamawa governor donates N200,000 to survivors of GBV

Group Call on State Governors to Domesticate Gender Violence Act

The Wife of Adamawa Governor, Hajiya Lami Fintiri, on Thursday, donated N200,000 to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and reiterated commitment to fight the menace in the state.

Fintiri said this at a news conference to mark the 2021 16 Days of Activism Against GBV in Yola.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of this year’s commemoration is “Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now”.

The governor’s wife said that the donation would be done through her foundation, Fresh Air Pro-life Empowerment Foundation (FAPEF).

She added that “I will give a grant of N200,000 to survivors of GBV and I believe that we will all fund activities to safeguard humanity.”

She urged stakeholders to work hard in the fight against GBV in the state and the country at large.

She said “I enjoin you to take responsibilities and actions, more especially in the area of protecting and eliminating all forms of violence against humanity.”

Dr Danladi Idriss, the UNFPA Adamawa Programme Officer, commended Fintiri for her commitment in the fight against GBV, which led to passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill into law.

He stressed the need for women to be given equal opportunities in political parties for them to have quality representation.

Idriss said that the rate of rape cases had become worrisome, noting that a lot was required to check the situation.

“Perpetrators must be brought to book to serve as deterrent to others,” he added.

Mrs Saso Ali, the Permanent secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, urged partners in the fight against GBV to do more to reduce the menace to the barest minimum.

She said “everyday in the ministry, we receive report of GBV, hence the need for all to contribute toward ending it.” (NAN)

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