The Ekiti State Government has been recognized as the best performing state on domestication of Women Rights Instruments by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
In a letter signed by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, the Federal Government commended the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi for his efforts in the domestication of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act 2015.
She also recognized the Wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, In her personal capacity, for the tremendous supporting role she played in ensuring the state’s performance in women’s rights is unrivaled.
Meanwhile, the award will be conferred on Governor Fayemi later today in Akure, Ondo state at the annual meeting of the National Council for Women where all gender machineries in the country will converge.
Ekiti is the first state in the country to have a strengthened and consolidated GBV Law, harmonizing the VAPP Act with existing GBV legislation.
It could be recalled that Ekiti State hosted the annual meeting of the National Council for Women during the first term of Dr. Kayode Fayemi in office.