Ekiti Is The First State To Domesticate Gender-Based Violence Law – Dipo-Salami

June 12, 2012

Ekiti State is the first state to domesticate the gender-based violence law in Nigeria. The State Commissioner for Integration and Inter-Governmental
affairs, Mrs. Bunmi Dipo-Salani stated at a forum in Ado-Ekiti.
According to her, Ekiti is the first and the only state to have an encompassing gender policy that accommodates both men and women as well as boys and girls.
Mrs. Bunmi Dipo-Salami said that the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are geared towards achieving the 8-point agenda of the Fayemi led administration which will put the state on the path of prosperity, growth and development.
The commissioner described the agenda as a strategy to be used to fast-track development by addressing a whole range of issues to improve the well-being of the people and transform the society.
She noted that, when these goals are achieved, all forms of poverty will be eliminated, education will become a right and not a privilege, gender equality will become the norm and not the exception while the health status of all will be improved.

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