The people of Idiyan Community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State has signed a pact to end Female Genital Mutiliation FGM in the area.

Signing the pact with the Centre For Population and Reproductive Health, (CPRH) and the Initiative for Intergrated Community Welfare in Nigeria(IICWIN), the traditional ruler, Onidiyan of Idiyan, Oba Adelere Adebare said FGM had already become a threat to human existence hence the importance of ending the practice.

Oba Adelere while noting that FGM posed a lot of dangers to the girls exposed to it, stressed that anyone found culpable of the barbaric act would be handed over to security officers for prosecution.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Director of IICWIN and an advocate for an end to Female Genital Mutiliation, Dr Ebunlomo Walker noted that the signing of the pact was timely.

Dr Walker urged parents and other stakeholders to work together to ensure that FGM becomes a thing of the past.

Some of the residents of the area who spoke with Radio Nigeria expressed their readiness to support the campaign against FGM and ensure that the pact is enforced.

Olumide Ogunbiyi


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