Ajimobi Oyo State Gov.'s wife calls for strict enforcement of VAPP Act

Mrs Ajimobi noted that it was the duty of everyone to ensure that the traditional harmful practice of genital mutilation stopped.

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Mrs Florence Ajimobi - The wife of the Oyo state Governor. play

Mrs Florence Ajimobi - The wife of the Oyo state Governor.

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The Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, has advocated strict enforcement of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP), Act, 2015.

Mrs Ajimobi stated this on Saturday in Ibadan at an event to commemorate the international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation.‎

The governor’s wife who was addressing a group of women in the state said that the law prohibits female genital mutilation and other unwholesome practices against women.

Mrs Ajimobi noted that it was the duty of everyone to ensure that the traditional harmful practice of genital mutilation stopped.‎

She explained that victims of the harmful practice suffered a great deal ``socially, psychologically, physically emotionally and sexually’’.

According to her, eradicating female genital mutilation and other related practices is one of the key elements of the fifth United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals

She called for continuous education and adequate information dissemination on the dangers inherent in the practice.

Mrs Ajimobi stressed that all hands must be on deck to ensure that perpetrators of the prohibited practice were brought to book.

``We must speak and make our voices heard, that we no longer want our women to suffer in the hands of traditional surgeons with their scalpel of death.

``We must stop propagating the deadly gospel and join hands together to see to it that we fight this battle till we reach zero level,’’ she said.‎

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