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SEB joins hands with NGOs to fight gender-based violence

16th Dec, 2019 | By Adaobi Nwagbo | ||

To eradicate violence against women and the girl-child, two groups, Gender World Institute and Sure Smile Foundation, have kicked off collaboration with Federal Capital Territory Secondary Education Board (FCT SEB). Chairman, SEB, Alhaji Musa Yahaya Muhammad disclosed this when members of the groups, which are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), led by the founder, Dr. (Mrs.) Uzo Chioma Udegbunam paid a courtesy visit to the board in Abuja recently.

Alhaji Muhammad assured that the board will give maximum support and cooperation to ensure the success of the collaboration, noting that gender-based violence is not limited to women as men are also victims. The Chairman disclosed that the board is gender-sensitive and this is obvious in the female-male teacher ratio of staff in its employ, which he revealed is 70-30%, with female teachers taking the lead.

Muhammad encouraged the NGOs to take the advocacy to all Government Secondary Schools in FCT, noting that it is needful to instill the message of gender equality in the young ones. Earlier, Dr. Udegbunam had said that the initiative is an annual programme organized by United Nations women, saying the theme for this year's rally is 'Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape'.

According to her, the theme encompasses rape and battery, sex for marks and the lot. Udegbunam decried that women all over the world suffer different degrees of violence in the course of a lifetime, pointing out that the need to sensitize students to shun all forms of sexual violence and embrace gender equality.

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To ensure strict compliance with the Abuja Master Plan and permanently tackle traffic situation within Gwarinpa the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it would remove no fewer than 850 makeshift shops/houses (popularly called 'batchers') and shanties along the N16 road.

Speaking to journalists last week during commencement of sitting of a mobile court at the head office of Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), popularly called Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), in Mabushi, Abuja, authorities of the organization defended the establishment of the court saying it was set up by FCTA to decide the fate of traffic offenders.

Ahead of the planned revocation of plots of land situated in serviced areas of Federal Capital City (FCC), the FCT Administration (FCTA) has inaugurated a task team to holistically verify all identified undeveloped plots of land where infrastructure has already been provided.

Malam Bello made the pledge when he received a delegation of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal led by the Grand Khadi, Justice Ibrahim Rufa'i Imam who was on a courtesy visit to FCTA.

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the clarion call and promised to reward such corps members who distinguish themselves during the one-year mandatory service..


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