Nasarawa state First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule, on Monday, stressed the need for the public to participate in the fight against Gender-Based Violence in the state.
According to the First Lady, it is a collective responsibility that can only be achieved if the public maintains a united front, considering the rate at which the scourge spreads.
Hajiya Silifat reiterated this shortly after she was conferred with the position of Matron of the Federation of Women Lawyers, Nasarawa State chapter.
The First Lady, while receiving delegation of the prestigious association in her office, thanked the organization for recognizing and honoring her with the position.
She pledged her support to the association in every way possible for it to succeed as it stands against violation of the rights of women and the girl-child.
Chairperson of the association and leader of the delegation, Justina Alkali Allu, said they were at the Government House to intimate the First Lady on their proposed activities as part of the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Allu, while noting the numerous support and contributions the first has done so far through her Foundation, Silifat Abdullahi Sule (SAS) Foundation, in the fight against gender based violence, solicited the support of the First Lady to enable them engage and train Paralegals at the Local Governments level in other to curtail violent acts as rape, early and forceful marriages as well as molestation of women and girls.
High point of the visit was cash donation to the association by the First Lady.