UNPFA, Okorocha launch campaign against genital mutilation
Monarchs across the 637 autonomous communities in Imo State have been tasked to work in synergy, to eradicate the growing incidence of female genital mutilation in the state.
Wife of the state governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, who stated this during the United Nations Population Fund Agency (UNPFA’s) courtesy visit on Governor Rochas Okorocha and awareness campaign launch/road show, held at the Imo International Conference Centre (IICC), last week, assured that government would work in synergy with all the agencies to fish out the culprits according to the law.
She noted that the motive of the campaign was not to abolish the culture, but the ignorance of it. “We are not here to attack the culture of our people. We are here to revert this ignorance. Using unsterilised instruments to cut the girl-child baby is unfair. We are saying no to such practices.”
The UNPFA, which also decried the obnoxious practice, assured of its readiness to partner the governor’s wife and other government agencies to fight the unwanted acts.