//EKITI GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES CENTRE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

EKITI GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES CENTRE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has launched the Ekiti Sexual Assault Referral Centre at the University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Governor’s wife, frowned at the alarming rate at which young girls and women are being molested sexually nowadays and said the centre would be a succour to the victims.

She explained that the centre would give emergency treatment and care to sexual victims, and would offer legal aid to them as well.

Erelu Bisi further stated that the Centre will also provide counselling for the victims, psycho-social support and all other needed necessary supports.

She however added that the Centre would be replicated across all the sixteen Local Government Areas of the State.

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Medical Director of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Professor Kayode Olabanji, assured the Wife of the Governor, that he would deploy medical personnel with the required passion and drive, to man the Centre.

The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, promised to give the Centre the necessary awareness needed, for the benefit of the victims of such sexual assault.

Other dignitaries who graced the launching included, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wale Fapohunda, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Chief Mrs. Moji Fafure.