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Otti Makes Case For Coordinated Efforts Against GBV In Abia

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Mrs Priscillia Chidinma Otti who is the Wife of the Governor of Abia State, emphasised the importance of a collaborative and coordinated approach towards combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) during the inauguration of the Abia State Gender-Based Working Group and GBV Response Team in Umuahia.

Mrs Otti who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Ngozi Blessing Felix, pointed out that preventing and responding to gender-based violence is the cornerstone of the Alex Otti administration’s commitment to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

She maintained that the Gender-Based Response Team (GBRT) aims to guide the Abia State Government’s action to coordinate the various sectors involved in the fight against Gender-Based Violence and strengthen the state’s response to that.

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In response, a member of the gender-based response team, Apostle Innocent Akomas, commended the governor’s wife for choosing them and promised that they would carry out their work diligently.

The Gender-Based Working Group/Response Team is made up of thirty-three members, including the Commissioner for Women Affairs, her counterparts in the Ministries of Justice, Health, and Local Government, the Chief Judge of the state, the FIDA, representatives from security agencies, the media, non-governmental organizations, and others.

In another report, no fewer than four school children of the same parents have been declared missing in Umuahia after a Keke rider, contracted to take them to school, took them to an unknown destination.

The kids whose names were given as Mmesoma, Testimony, Godswill and Chinwotito, are the children of one Mr Chimobi Agah, a resident of Umuagu, Umuahia.

ASP Maureen Chinaka who is confirmed the development to reporters in Umuahia, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Abia State Command, said the incident was reported at the Ohuhu Police Station on 28th November, 2023.

The police spokesperson said the parents of the missing children reported that the Keke rider took them to an unknown destination.

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