By Sulaiman I Tudu
The wife of Kebbi state Governor, Hajiya Zainab Nasir Idris, has led a road walk awareness campaign on gender-based violence (GBV) in Kebbi.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the press secretary to the first lady, Khadija Saidu and made available to Smarts News on Tuesday.
The first lady, while sending a strong warning to the perpetrators, has also urged women to champion the campaign against gender-based violence in the state.
“Addressing the people at the Presidential Lodge, the wife of the governor, requested the entire women to spread the message against gender based violence to all nooks and corners of the state to stop the trend.
“She expressed unhappiness about reported cases of rape of small girls and adult women, saying that it is a big war that required collective action to eliminate such devilish behavior not only in Kebbi state but also in Nigeria nationwide.
“Hajiya Zainab Nasare made it clear that all religions abhor gender based violence with emphasis on rape, citing the Prescriptions of Islam which elevated the status of women as epitome of chastity.
“The wife of the governor reminded women about their peculiar position as mothers and cradle of moral upbringing of children, warning that they must assist their husbands in disciplinary matters affecting children without shielding them from necessary reprimand whenever they erred,” the statement read.
The first lady while commending the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other security agencies for working to stop human trafficking have also urged the public to expose perpetrators of the crime.