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VFN Urges State Govts To Domesticate VAPP Act by CityMirror: 8:56pm On Dec 03, 2020
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By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo

A non governmental organisation, Value Female Network (VFN) has urged state governments in Nigeria that are yet to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act to do so in the interest of the society.

The Executive Director of VFN, Dr Costly Aderibigbe-Sába made the appeal at a press conference held at the Ngo’s office in Osogbo, the Osun state capital on Thursday.

Aderibigbe-Sába said the domestication of the law had become imperative in view of the endemic cases of gender and sexual based violence that was occasioned in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She urged Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola and other governors across the country to domesticate and create awareness of the law, as a way of preventing gender and sexual based violence in the society.

CityMirrorNews recalls that the Federal Government had passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act on May 25th 2015 to eliminate violence in private and public life as well as prohibit all forms of violence against persons; provide maximum protection, effective remedies for victims, punishment for..

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