The wives of Nigerian Governors have resolved to join campaign against rape and sexual harassment in the country, with declaration that the time has come for all stakeholders to pay critical attention to the increasing cases which also include; violence against women, defilement and molestation among others
Penpushing reports that, wife of the Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Martha Udom-Emmanuel made this known while interacting with women and other stakeholders in an online campaign tagged “War Against Rape” put together by Reverend Fola Achudume of Victory Life Bible Church’s “Save Her Foundation” .
The first lady pointed out that rape has jeopardized the future of many victims, noting that this is apart from affecting the mental health of many people especially women and the girl child who no longer feel secured as a result of the demonic act against humanity.
Penpushing also reports that, she harped on concerted efforts by religious organisations, traditional institutions, security agencies and professional bodies to ensure prompt report of rape cases adding that no rape case should be settled out of court while culprits should be apprehended.
The General Overseer of Global Harvest International Church, Rev Victor Adeyemi in his remarks pointed out that the whole world will be a better place and rape cases reduced if not eradicated.
Penpushing reports that, the cleric emphasised the need for the re-orientation of the boy child just and underscored the need for men who engage in the immoral act to re channel their energies to fruitful ventures.
The clergyman stated that discipline, values and the fear of God must return to every home explaining that the society should start treating the female gender rightly with total respect, love ,care, passion tenderness and desist from seeing them as sex toys that could be handed anyhow just for pleasure.
Penpushing further reports that, the lead facilitator of the online campaign against rape Rev Fola Achudume in her speech encouraged mothers to be alive to their responsibilities and also advised victims to always speak out.
The facilitator called on government to empower and protect the vulnerable in the society ,justice system be strengthened to bring rapists to book and stakeholders to intensify awareness on the evil associated with every form of sexual immorality and the way out to put an end to the ugly trend
Penpushing also reports that, Professor Olubunmi Ashinmolowo of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta frowned at lack of prompt justice on rape cases describing it as a challenge that those in positions of authorities should proffer solutions to without future delay.