-by Adeola Dauda
Ekiti – The National Female Students Association of Nigeria (NFSAN) has commended the Government of Ekiti state for her proactive measures towards tackling sexual violence and gender discrimination in the state.
The commendation was given by the National President of NFSAN, Modupe Mary Adetiba, during a recent meeting with the Ekiti state Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi in Ado Ekiti.
Adetiba also praised the Ekiti state government for the opening of Rape register in the state which has helped to shame sex offenders and reduce the prevalence of Rape in Ekiti state.
She urged Governor Fayemi to use his good office as Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ forum to ensure that other state Governors open rape registers in the thirty six states of the federation.
“NFSAN also recognises the good work of the First lady of Ekiti state, Bisi Fayemi, in creating a better society with greater opportunities for female students even as the Association also seeks the support of the Nigeria Governors’ forum in tackling insecurity across the country.” Adetiba said.
In his response, Governor Fayemi commended the association for being a trail blazer in advocating gender equality and seeking end to rape.
He said at least thirty states have domesticated willingness to implement anti sexual harassment policies and some have already opened sexual harassment referral centers.
He also addressed security concerns of female students and assured them that plans are underway to empower youths in the country.