The national female students association of Nigeria has commended the Government of Ekiti state for her pro active measures towards tackling sexual violence and gender discrimination in the state.
The commendation was given by the National President of NFSAN, Com. Modupe Mary Adetiba during a meeting with the Governor of Ekiti state Dr. John Kayode Fayemi in Ado Ekiti on Monday.
Com Adetiba also commended 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 also urged the Governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to use his good office as Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ forum to ensure other state Governors open rape registers in the thirty six states of the federation.
The national female students association of Nigeria (NFSAN) also referenced the good work of the First lady of Ekiti state, Erelu Bisi Fayemi in ensuring a better society and creating greater opportunities for female students.
The Union also seeks the assurances of the Nigeria Governors’ forum in tackling insecurity across the country.
In his response, the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ forum, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi commended the association for being a trail Blazer in advocating gender equality, seeking end to rape and gender inequality.
He said at least thirty states have domesticated sexual harassment policies and some have already opened sexual harassment referral centers.
He also addressed security concerns of female students and assured plans are underway to empower youths in the country.