The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, condems the ceaseless violence and abuse against innocent girls and women in the country.
Dabiri-Erewa in a conversation with Vanguard pointed that mostl of these violent and abusive acts can be related to poverty, adding that the only way out is to stop poverty.
She mentioned that there is a need for reorientation of the public by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, and other government agencies as well as family units.
In addition, the chairman condemned the large number of young girls who are being victims of trafficking through the Nigerian borders.
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She said “It is better to stay here and be alive. We can see cases of trafficked girls who are being abused, killed, and dehumanized. The FG has freed and evacuated some of these girls back to Nigeria.
“Mothers should warn their girls that it is no longer greener over there. The huge money given to agents who trafficked and sold girls to slavery is enough for them to establish themselves in Nigeria.”
Answering to how girls and women should be properly taken care of and assisted after the coronavirus, she stated that “The lockdown has made people stay together and such increased all kinds of relationship among the people.
“Women should be helped emotionally, psychologically, and financially to be able to come back fully from the lockdown and the trauma of taking care and managing the family during this Corona virus pandemic
“For those women working before the pandemic, they simply need encouragement post-COVID-19. The support for them should be aimed towards making their working environment conducive and be safe and responsible always.”