GENDER BASED VIOLENCE: NGO TO PARTNER WITH FRCN

A non governmental organisation, Women and Youths Empowerment Initiative is to partner with Sunshine FM POTISKUM in the area enlightenment to reduce Gender Based Violence.

The entourage of the NGO led by Hergenous Chukwemeka made this known following an advocacy visit to the station.

Mr. Chukwemeka Said that the initiative became imparative based on the upsurge in the crime against humanity on girls, women and underage children in Yobe state.

The leader of the delegation and project manager in charge of Potiskum seek the support of the FRCN to propagate the message of love and peace to the residents of the local government and acquaint them to take advantage of the skills acquisition programme marked to commence.

Apart from Potiskum, the Women and Youths Empowerment Initiative is running a similar programme on skills acquisition in Geidàm, Damaruru and Gujba local governments with fifty participants on the project in each area council.

Responding, the General Manager, Alhaji Babagana Mohammed informed the team that over thirteen million school age children are roaming the streets across the country out of which four hundred thousand are form Yobe state.

Both the station and the NGO have agreed to come up with a programme to disabuse the minds of the perpetrators to desist from the act.

BABAGANA MOHAMMED

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