WIFE of the Oyo State Governor, Tamunominini Makinde has charged all female political appointees and wives of the local government caretaker chairmen in the state to speak out on how to end the incessant killing of innocent women, gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the state.
Mrs. Makinde made this known, during a virtual interactive session with all wives of the state’s local government caretaker chairmen, held at the conference room, Office of Her Excellency, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
While speaking through the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mrs. Funmilayo Orisadeyi, Mrs. Makinde said the meeting was imperative, as she felt that the reported cases of rape and gender-based violence have become rampant, hence the need to stamp it out.
She, however, appealed to the women in the state to speak out on how to put a stop to the incessant killing of innocent women, violence against women and the girl-child as well as raping which is now high in the society.
In her remarks, wife of the Caretaker Chairman of Akinyele Local Government, Mrs. Ajarat Jimoh lauded the governor’s wife for her campaign against rape, adding that any positive means to fight against scourge was going to be put into consideration.
The virtual meeting was attended by the wives of the local government chairmen across the State