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12/3/2021 5:40:00 PM

Aisha Buhari advocates special court for rape, sexual violence cases - Punch Newspapers

The most widely read newspaper in Nigeria

3 December 2021The wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Thursday, slammed the Federal Government for its failure to fully implement its mandate against ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Nigeria.According to her, the time to do so is now, adding that the rising and unabated cases of SGBV, which led to a declaration of a state of emergency by the Federal Government on June 10, 2020, had continued to be of national concern.

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Mrs Buhari stated these in Abuja during the second annual conference of the Nigerian Governors’ Wives Forum.She called for the establishment of special courts to expedite action against cases of SGBV and decimate all obstacles against the education of the girl-child.

At the event, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said a national secretariat for the NGWF would soon materialise to support the end to SGBV.He said the governors’ forum support in the 16 days of activism against SGBV was unwavering with budgetary allocations already agreed upon. headtopics.com

Mrs Buhari advised that every state in Nigeria must see the need to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act.She called on every local government and senatorial district to see the need to have centres where cases of SGBV could be reported.

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The President’s wife said in the pursuit of justice for survivors of SGBV, justice delayed was justice denied.Mrs Buhari stated, “As a result of this entire advocacy, the NGF declared a state of emergency against GBV on June 10, 2020. His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, supported the call for urgent action through the establishment of an inter-ministerial Presidential Task Force on Sexual and Gender Based Violence, which has yet to be fully implemented. It is now time to do so.

“The Nigerian governors’ wives have worked very hard over the past year to follow up on all that is required for an effective GBV response across states in Nigeria.

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I agree You should also include child marriage. It should be a criminal offense to marry or give in marriage any child that is below eighteen years. To make Nigerians not to ask questions about her whereabouts. No worry, the day of reckoning is fast coming. U will tell Nigerians what happened when the times comes. You're preaching sexual violence hahaha. This country is just a mockery for humanity AishaYesufu renoomokri

In between Nigand Dubai, abi? Madam stop pretending & faking. Tell Nigerians openly that ur husband is dead. Else ur partaking in the rapes n evil that this regime is doing. She go just dissappear and re appear After her hubby's govt has finished raping the Country In Dubai or Nigeria From Dubai

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