02 October 2020 By Nkiru Nnoli
As Nigeria clocks 60 years of Independence, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) FCT Chapter has called for more proactive measures by leaders at all levels towards reducing the negative impact of COVID-19 among women and children in the country.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairperson, NAWOJ FCT, Comrade Stella Okoh-Esene and the Secretary, Comrade Amaka Solomon in Abuja.
The Statement notes that social vices, poverty, hunger, as well as Violence Against Women and Children are on the increase, hence the need for a strong legal framework and mechanism to curb the menace.
According to the statement, COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed social economic structure of most countries and there is need for governnent to put effective measures on ground to alleviate the negative impact of COVID-19 on citizens, especially women and children who are always vulnerable in such situations.
It expresses optimism that the country will overcome its current challenges and enjoins Nigerians to always pray and support the government in its efforts towards ensuring peaceful Coexistence.