6th October, 2021
By Bolanle Lawal
Wife of Ekiti Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has promised to continue to partner with relevant organisations in promoting, protecting and preserving the rights of women and children in the state.
She made the promise while declaring open the 2021 Week of Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti.
The Ekiti First Lady said that she would also continue to provide an available legal framework to protect the rights of women and children in the state.
According to her, gender-based violence is a threat to gender equality and parity.
She explained that the state government had gone far in providing a leadership role in stemming the tide on issues of gender parity and gender violence in the state.
Meanwhile, she thanked the Ekiti branch of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) for their support in actualising gender-friendly policies in the state and urged them not to relent.
In her welcome address, Chairperson of the association, Mrs Odunayo Oluwatoyin, said the association is ready to always strengthen the existing legal and institutional framework to protect the rights of women and children.
Earlier in his goodwill message, Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Justice, Adedayo Apata, commended the governor’s wife for her role in the emancipation of women in the country.