Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of Kaduna State, Mr Sule Shuaibu has declared the state government’s willingness to collaborate with groups and organisations in promoting the legal and social protection of women and girls against sex and gender based violence( SBGV).
He spoke in Kaduna during a one day workshop organised by an NGO, International Alert Nigeria in collaboration with International Federation of Women Lawyers (FiDA) Kaduna State Chapter, on sensitization and addressing harmful cultural norms and practices that promote SBGV.
While assuring that the Kaduna State Government will always stand by the NGO and its collaborators in their campaign, the Commissioner said “we would also fight to the last any gender based violence..We’ve such unit in the Ministry of Justice, we don’t take it lightly,we would not take it lightly and I’m assuring that we would fight it to the last wherever it is identified. We would not compromise.You’ve the Governor of Kaduna State now,he is one that has zero tolerance for crimes and criminality, especially the ones that affect women and girls.”
He pledged the state government’s support and assistance in fighting the menace, and commended the state chapter of FIDA for their resilience in the fight against SGBV.
In his remarks, Country Director of International Alert Nigeria,Paul Nyulaku, represented by the Program Manager, Anicetus Atakpu, said the workshop would focus on addressing the deeply rooted harmful cultural norms and practices that perpetuate SGBV in Kaduna State.
“This workshop signifies a significant stride forward in our joint commitment to confront and eradicate the cultural norms and practices that underpin SGBV in our communities. I wish to convey our profound appreciation to our invaluable collaborators, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FiDA) Kaduna State Chapter, for their unwavering support in organizing this event. It’s also important to recognize that this workshop has been made possible through funding from the UK Government under the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF),” he said.