Two Yobe Emirs, Fika and Potiskum Promise to End Gender Violence


The Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammad Abali promised the entourage of NGOs and CSOs who paid him an advocacy visit on Thursday as part of the 2019 16 days activism against Gender Based Violence campaign, that his emirate was ready to end the menace of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Represented by the Dallatu of Fika Emirate, Alhaji Baba Abare, the Emir said the visit is timely considering the rising cases of violence against women in the society such as raping and exposure to hardship among others.

He said the emirate council had recently held a meeting which is aimed at eliminating such kind of social vices, while calling on the judiciary and other relevant stakeholders to always take rape and violence against women with all seriousness in order  to end the scourge.

He said: “This visit has encouraged us to do more, and very soon we will summon all our District and Village Heads to pass this message down to our people for effective cooperation.”

In their separate remarks, Representatives of NGOs, CSOs and other relevant agencies solicited for the support of the traditional institutions to end violence against women and girls.

The entourage also paid similar visit to Mai Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram where they delivered the same message and were assured of full support by the Emirate.

Highlights of the programme were streets rally and presentation of gifts to the Royal Fathers visited.

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