The First Lady, Aisha Buhari has called for adequate funding and the harmonisation of existing laws to incorporate emerging issues in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Nigeria. The First Lady, represented by Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, made the call at an interactive forum on GBV hosted by the Nigeria Governors Wives Association (NGWA), the UN/ Spotlight initiative and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF).
The Nigerian Governors Wives against gender based violence hosted their 1st Annual Conference for a policy dialogue with governors. The wives of Nigeria Governors have a deep concern for the state of gender-based violence in the nation. The case of rape and sexual assault in the nation is truly staggering and it has worsened due to the pandemic. This unfortunate reality led the Nigerian Governors to declare a state of emergency.
Our First Lady of Ekiti State: H.E. Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi and First Lady of Kwara State H.E. Olufolake Abdulrazaq paid a visit to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum secretariat ahead of the policy dialogue with governors wives against gender based violence.
The Nigeria Governors Forum will on Wednesday hold its 22nd teleconference meeting with a new security order as the main focus. This was contained in a statement signed by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of the NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, issued to journalists, in Abuja, late on Monday.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has condemned the killing of over 40 rice farmers in Garin Kwashebe, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The forum, in a statement by its Chairman and the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Kayode Fayemi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, described the attack as morally reprehensible.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Sunday condemned the killing of over 40 rice farmers in Garin Kwashebe in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday, as wicked and morally reprehensible. The Governors said the ugly incident raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country.