Public Register to be opened for Sexual Abuse Offenders- Akeredolu’s Aide

Sexual abuse offenders will no longer have a hidden place as their faces will henceforth, be glazed on the pages of newspapers.

The Special Adviser to the Ondo State Governor on Gender, Mrs Olamide Falana made this known, while playing host to two groups; The Gender Constitutional Reform Network (GECORN) and the Women Constituency-led group who paid her a courtesy visit in her Office, in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

She said a register will begin to host individuals who have been convicted of sexual assault of minors in particular and even on adults to be glazed on the pages of newspapers which would bar them from holding sensitive positions of authorities in the state and Nigeria in general.

The sexual Register for offenders, she said, will capture the offenders and not the victims.

According to her, the development will soon be effected by the agency set up by government on sexual base violence which she said has been funded to take off to begin its activities.

She said the agency will house a referrer centre response, counseling, immediate health center, vocational skill acquisition center , shelter for victims to be safe and away from what happened at their immediate environment among many others.

She charged women to actively participate in politics to seek elective positions, rather than clapping or sitting on the fence.

Earlier, the State Coordinator of GECORN, Mrs Olabisi Omolona expressed the need for the Special Adviser to assist women in lobbying the men at the national Assembly and the house to achieve the gender bill on 35 percent affirmative action and foreign spouses be given citizenry among many others.

She advised on the need to take sexual abuse campaign off to schools in order to ameliorate the high rate of the menace between father and child or children.

While soliciting inclussion of women in politics and participation in governance, she charged the Governor’s aide to encourage women to come out and participate to include women at the grassroots in educating them on the importance of voting and voters education before the coming presidential election.

Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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