Concerned by the horrendous amounts of rape instances reported in recent times, Nigerian Governors have actually consented to declare a state of emergency situation on gender-based and sex-related violence against children as well as ladies.
The guvs took the choice at the 10th COVID-19 teleconference meeting held on Wednesday, June 10. A communique published by the chairman of the forum and also Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, the guvs resolved to in addition make certain that sex-related culprits are made to bear the full wrath of the law.
The communique in part reads
”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.”