Wife of the Kogi State Governor, Hajia Rashida Bello, on Thursday condemned the alarming rate at which Nigerian girls were being raped across the country, and promised to join in the fight against the menace.
The governor’s wife gave the assurance when a delegation of Kogi State Branch of National Human Rights Commission paid an advocacy visit to her office as part of their programme on ‘War against Rape’ in Lokoja on Tuesday.
The first lady, who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Administration, Mr Victor Okee, said, “Rape has no place in our society, hence the need for all hands to be on deck in creating awareness on the rights of our children and the need to protect them at all times.
“I will not hesitate to give financial assistance to parents of rape victims in prosecuting rape cases in courts to ensure that justice is obtained.”
Earlier, the State Coordinator of NHRC, Mr Nuhu Mohammed, informed the governor’s wife that most of the rape cases before the police had been withdrawn due to lack of funds by the parents of the victims to prosecute the matters in court.