Wife of Governor Seeks Support of Monarchs to Curb Gender Based Violence

Her Excellency Dr. Martha Emmanuel and the Oku Ibom Ibibio, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk

Her Excellency Dr. Martha Emmanuel today led the State Gender-Based Violence Management Committee on a visit to the revered monarch; the Oku Ibom Ibibio, His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk at his palace in Ikot Ekpene-udo in Nsit Ubium LGA to solicit the monarch’s support in the fight against gender-based violence and its attendant vices.

Her Excellency, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel with His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk
Paramount Rulers from other Local Government Areas at Ntenyin’s Palace
Her Excellency, addressing the monarch
Secretary of the Committee Barr. Emem Ette making a presentation.

The monarch on behalf on the entire traditional rulers of the state endorsed the program and assured to join hands to curb the inhumanity.

Dr. MArtha Emmanuel presenting the abridged version of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act to the revered Monarch
His Eminence, Ntenyin Solomon Etuk responds, endorsing the committee and pledging to work closely with the committee to tackle the hydra headed menace.

Let the gongs sound aloud that sexual harassment and defilement of our children and women is a crime against humanity and the state.

A cross section of monarchs present at Ntenyin’s palace
Mbong Iban present at the event
Other members of the state action committee.
Female Councillors of Nsit Ubium Local Government Area.

Victims of such acts and their families are encouraged to not shield perpetrators but do well to report all cases to the appropriate quarters for justice.

H. R. M. Okuku Ukut, Paramount Ruler Ikot Ekpene L.G.A.
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