The Ekiti State First Lady, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, said on Friday the state government remained committed to the protection of children against all forms of molestations.
She said Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration is resolute about combating rape, trafficking, and slavery in the state by deploying legal and political will available to the government to achieve the onerous task.
Mrs. Fayemi said the state government made remarkable achievements in combating the crimes in 2019 through convictions and arrests of offenders, adding that “2020 would be tougher for those with such criminal tendencies in Ekiti.”
The Ekiti first lady stated these in Ado Ekiti, during a children’s party organised by the state government to mark the Christmas festivity.
At the event held at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion in Ado Ekiti, over 1,000 children were showered with cash gifts, bags, and other school materials to help their educational pursuits.
She appealed to parents to align themselves with Governor Fayemi’s executive order that all children of school age must be enrolled in school to enjoy education.
Mrs. Fayemi said: “Education is a right of all Nigerian children, it has to do with their future and no compromise about this. We are creating awareness that all our children must go to school and the stakeholders are joining us in the campaign.
“In 2020, we will intensify efforts here in Ekiti to protect our children against rape, trafficking, and slavery. No room for such here in our state and it will be done through our policies and legal means.
“We don’t want any form of discrimination against them. The policymakers will also brace up to ensure that all the laws protecting our children are implemented so that they can be mentally and emotionally stable to live a worthy life and have a bright future that Ekiti can be proud of.”