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‘Delta to monitor trial of Oruru’s abductor’


Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and Monday Igbuya, Speaker Delta State house of Assembly.

Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and Monday Igbuya, Speaker Delta State house of Assembly.

Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya, has assured that the state government will not rest on its oars, until alleged abductor of Miss Ese Oruru, Yunusa Dahiru is brought to book.

Igbuya made the pledge yesterday in Asaba, when the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development Jummai Alhassan, paid advocacy visit to him in his office.

The speaker said the trial of the culprit at a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State was important, considering that the girl is from the state.

He said, “We see it as a taboo. It is culturally a curse for a man to sleep with an under-aged girl, let alone violate an adolescent.”

The speaker also used the forum to defend the agitation for resource control by the resurgent militants in the state, saying such clamour was normal, as it has remained the cause of violence in the Niger Delta region.

Igbuya lauded the contribution of the women ministry, noting the state currently has a bill, ‘’Violence Against Human’’ which has passed the second reading, with which it intends to address related matters.

Represented by Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Binta Adamu Bello, Alhassan said the special advocacy visit was aimed at discussing issues, which are critical to the development of Delta and Nigeria in general.

She added that the visit was also to stimulate partnership, collaboration between the federal and state ministries in the enactment laws and better services.

Areas of importance, she added includes, the survival, proper development, protection and participation of the teeming women and children.

The advocacy focus also involves persons living with disabilities, the elderly and other vulnerable groups in the state.

‘’We are all aware that issues concerning women, children and other vulnerable groups are listed on the concurrent list of the Nigerian Constitution”.

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