Zamfara govt vows to protect women, girls against GBV
Written by Taiwo Adekola on February 21, 2023
The Zamfara State government has declared that it is determined to collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the implementation of policies that will protect women and girls from Gender Based Violence GBV.
This was disclosed by the State deputy Governor, Senator Hassan Nasiha Mohammed Gusau at a workshop organized by the State Hisbah Commission, in collaboration with Development Research and Project Centre and Federation of Muslim Women of Nigeria FOMWAN.
The occasion was a one-day step down workshop on the role of the State Hisbah Commission in Protecting women and girls from Gender-Based Violence, using Islamic perspectives.
Senator Gusau, who was represented by Hon. Abubakar Mailafiya Mada, noted that the State already had some existing Islamic laws that ensured the rights of women and children were protected against violence and intimidation.
In his speech, Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Kabiru Balarabe, represented by Permanent Secretary, Dr. Barira Ibrahim Bagobiri explained that religion has already protected women and The Zamfara State government has declared that it is determined to collaborate with relevant children against any form of violence.