This new development makes Ekiti became the first state in the federation to enacts such law that seek to protect both genders against physical violence and psychological abuse.
History was made in Ekiti State when the bill against gender-based violence was signed into law by the Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in Ado-Ekiti
There present during the signing ceremony was the members of the state Executive Council, House of Assembly; officials of the ministry of Women’s Affairs, Women Wing of the state Action Congress of Nigeria, led by Chief Ronke Okusanya; market women and several other interest groups
Governor Fayemi lamented the rising cases of sexual abuse and violin the state and he said there was a need for legal actions to protect the interest and welfare of victims when signing the bill.
He mandate immediate report of any incident of such to relevant authorities by care givers and proper care of records of victims should be noted at medical facilities and others