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Adamawa governor’s wife urges urgent action to end GBV


Adamawa governor’s wife urges urgent action to end GBV

The wife of the Adamawa governor, Hajiya Lami Fintiri, Wednesday, called for urgent action to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Nigeria.

Fintiri made the calli in Yola while presenting cash donations to 12 victims of GBV from the three senatorial districts of the state.

“Most of the victims of GBV suffer as a result of the action of either their loved ones, trusted persons, close relatives or family members.

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”Parents, especially mothers need to be watchful of their children,” she said.

She said providing medical care, good counselling, psychological treatment and access to legal services by individuals, government agencies and corporate organizations would help in assuaging the feelings of the victims.

Fintiri emphasised the need to protect the identity of the already traumatized victims.

”Exposing them would further stigmatise them in society.

“My office will continue to champion the campaign and sensitization against the menace.

”I am committed to reducing the cases of GBV across the 21 existing Local Government Areas in the state”, she said.

In her remarks, a woman counsellor attached to the Hope Centre in Numan local government area, Miss Gloria Emmanuel thanked the governor’s wife.

She said legal services and wise counselling were being offered to the victims free of charge in the centre.

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