‘Let’s shun all forms of violence against women’


Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, Lagos-Nigeria has called on Nigerians to shun all forms of violence as we prepare for the general elections.
This appeal was made at the end of the February Congress of the professional body in Lagos.

They expressed concerns over the current money rituals saga of using pants, sanitary pads, baby diapers, hair among others and called on parents and young ladies to be vigilant while also praying for God’s intervention.
Speaking further, the chairperson, Lagos Women Journalists, Hajia Sekinah Temitope Lawal urged the Federal Government to find a quick and permanent solution to the on going ASUU strike.
The group pleaded with  both the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, to sheath their swords and reach a compromise  so that students can return to their various institutions.
The Congress in session also encouraged youths to shun violence  before, during and after the election and also avoid been used as political thugs.
In conclusion, they called for more participation for women at both elective as well as during appointment while pleading with Lagos State Government to look into the traffic gridlock in the state by finding means of easing the terrible traffic situation in most part of the state.
“In conclusion, we are calling on INEC and all security agencies to provide adequate security for all journalists covering the elections.”

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