14 October 2020 By Remi Johnson
FCT Minister of State,
Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has given an indication that laws are underway to ensure that established cases of rape are no longer bailable in the country to serve as a deterrent to culprits.
The minister stated this during a launch of a compendium titled “My COVID-19 Story; Voice Of Hope and Resilience” in Abuja.
The book captured different experiences of young girls during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and how the girl- child could be protected.
Dr Aliyu, who was represented by the Deputy Director Administration in the office of the FCT Minister of State, Mrs. Maria Ogbonnaya-Ngwu, said the FCT Administration has established a centre to address cases of girls who are abused or suppressed.
According to her,” laws will soon be rolled out, to serve as deterrent to culprits that are guilty or people found culpable of abuses of the girl child. Unlike before, the rape cases would no longer be a bailable offence
In the Federal Capital Territory”
While expressing delight that 25 years of post Bejing conference, the girl child is waxing stronger, commended Helpline Foundation for the Needy for giving the Girl child succor.
In her remarks, the founder and President of Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, noted that the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has re-defined global health and lifestyle,
According to Dr Ahmadu, the virus has showcased God’s supremacy over the world’s technological knowhow.
Dr Ahmadu who noted that the Girl-child is not inferior to the male child, said the administration would continue to champion the cause of the Girl child through intensified advocacy until the desired result is obtained.