Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has inaugurated a steering committee on prevention of gender-based violence within the state.
Inaugurating the committee, Gov. Ugwuanyi, represented by his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, acknowledged that the physique is saddled with the sacred mandate of growing and implementing programmes and insurance policies for the prevention of gender-based violence in Enugu State, in addition to “the rehabilitation of individuals who nonetheless fall sufferer of gender-based violence regardless of all of the preventive measures”.
It will be recalled that the spouse of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, had lately campaigned in opposition to gender-based violence, calling for an all-inclusive and sustained campaign to stem the tide of home violence, sexual abuse, feminine genital mutilation, public harassment, amongst different types of violence in opposition to girls within the society.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi lamented that the violent behaviour has eaten deep into the material of the society, including that it cuts throughout most human societies, no matter gender.
Talking additional, in the course of the committee’s inauguration, Mrs. Ezeilo identified that “the committee should work very laborious in an effort to consign gender-based violence to the dustbins of historical past in our state, pursuant to the operational coverage thrust of the State Tamar Sexual Assault Referral Centre (TARMASAC), the technique of the United Nations Youngsters’s Fund, the targets of the Baby Rights Act and the Common Sustainable Improvement Objectives No.5”.
The committee’s phrases of reference are additionally to “conduct public consciousness campaigns on reporting circumstances of gender-based violence; present for the rehabilitation and promotion of the welfare of victims, and develop a gender-based violence prevention sustainable plan for the state by means of synergy between the non-public and public sectors”.
The deputy governor, who harped on the large mushy spot Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration has for weak teams, similar to girls, women and youngsters, expressed optimism that the committee “will give a recent and really impactful impetus to this clear authorities mantra in direction of the safety and preservation of the human dignity of everybody no matter gender, standing or age”.
Members of the committee embrace the Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Improvement, Rt. Hon. Princess Peace Nnaji, who serves as Chairman; the Lawyer-Normal and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Miletus Eze; Commissioner for Training, Prof. Uche Eze; Commissioner for Data, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh; their Well being counterpart, Dr. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi; Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command; State Commander, NAPTIP; State Commandant, NSCDC, and Zonal Coordinator, Nationwide Human Rights Fee, Enugu.
Others embrace the Presidents of Catholic Girls Group, Anglican Girls Fellowship and Methodist Girls Group; Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Enugu State; Chairman, Enugu State Conventional Rulers’ Council, HRH Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu; HRH Igwe Eddy Nweke of Ime-Ama Afor Ugbawka; HRH Igwe Engr. Peter Eje of Ogbodu-Aba Neighborhood; President, African Community for the Prevention and Safety of Baby Abuse and Neglect, Nigeria Chapter, Prof. Emeritus Peter Ebigbo, and the Govt Director, International Well being Consciousness and Analysis Basis, Enugu, Prof. Emeritus Obioma Nwoargo.
Additionally within the checklist are, the Govt Director, Girls Support Collective, Prof. Pleasure Ezeilo; Govt Director, Society for Enchancment of Rural Individuals; Coordinator, CIRRDOC; Zonal Director, Federal Radio Company of Nigeria, Enugu; Managing Director, Enugu State Broadcasting Service; Zonal Director, NTA Enugu; Govt Director, Heroine Girls Basis, Enugu, Mrs. Onyinye Mamah, and the Centre Supervisor, Enugu State Tamar Sexual Assault Referral Centre (TARMA SARC), Ms Evelyn Onah, who serves as Secretary of the Committee.
Responding, the Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Improvement, Princess Nnaji, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for locating them worthy to serve within the committee and warranted the governor that they may work diligently to actualize the committee’s mandate for the safety and wellbeing of the folks of Enugu State.
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