FGM: Stakeholder Calls for Domestication of Law

Law against Female Genital Mutilation should be well domesticated for law enforcement agents and the people to understand.

The Osun State Team Leader, Social Media Advocate, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF,  Mr. Ademola Adebisi stated this in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Oshogbo.

Mr. Adebisi noted that many especially in the community where the act is being practised do not know that there is a law against Female circumcision.

He maintained that enforcement of the Girl-child Rights Act would ensure that perpetrators were prosecuted and convicted to serve as a deterrent to others.

Mr. Adebisi said there is a lot to be done in sensitizing and enlightening the Public especially at the rural areas on the need to eradicate circumcision.

He said the media should be actively involved in the campaign against Female Genital Mutilation through various programme to educate the people on the danger associated with female genital mutilation.

Funmi Adekoya

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