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Gender Violence: Oyo Assembly to Expedite Passage of Bill

Violence against persons in Oyo State will soon become a thing of the past members of the House of Assembly are set to pass the bill into law.

Indications to this effect emerged this afternoon as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, played host to the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, who embarked on a day advocacy visit to Oyo State on “He for She” campaign.

Mr Ogundoyin explained that the state lawmakers were determined to rid the state of violence against women, children, and the vulnerable, adding that a special plenary had been arranged for the speedy passage of the bill.

Reacting, Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs, Mrs Wunmi Oladeji, said the state government had been proactive in taking measures to reduce gender based violence in the state.

In her remark, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Pauline Fallen said the lawmakers should not only ensure passage of the bill but also the effective implementation of the law.

Mrs Pauline, who pledged to address the House, said 18 states of the Federation had passed the bill into law and implemented it.

The minister, who had paid courtesy visit to Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, will also be visiting the palace of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oyo State Orphanage Home, Ijokodo, while a town hall meeting will be held relevant stakeholders in the state.

Rotimi Famakin

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