The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said his administration remains resolute in its commitment to curb gender based violence in the state.
Fayemi, who condemned the rising cases of defilement of children, said the state is set to enforce stiffer penalties against violators of its gender based laws.
He stated this on Monday while receiving the annual report on the management of gender based violence and the State GBV Strategic Plan from the Chairperson of the Ekiti GBV Management Committee, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, at the governor’s office in Ado-Ekiti.
The governor said the commitment of his administration to battling Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state is a clear demonstration of his commitment to upholding his campaign mantra on values reorientation and restoration, promising that the state government would provide institutional and other forms of support for the work of the GBV management committee since sexual violence and other irresponsible acts are alien to the values which Ekiti people hold dear.
Making the presentation, Erelu Fayemi disclosed that Ekiti State government, through the 2019 GBV law which makes provision for survivors’ fund, has provided succour for no fewer than 133 survivors of GBV from December 2018 till date.