Plateau state Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mrs Kaneng Tabitha Pam-Hworo, said violence against women and girls is preventable in Nigeria.
She said the success of preventing violence against women and girls, in Nigeria and Plateau state requires collective efforts of all people, religious and traditional rulers.
He made the remarks at a one-day symposium, for the prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), organised by Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) and sponsored by Agents for Citizen-Driven Transformation (ACT) as part of activities marking the 16-day activism against Gender Based Violence, held at Crispan Suits, Jos.
Represented by Mr. John A. Mamman, the NOA director said this year’s theme on investing to prevent VAWG, should be holistic, involving the traditional and religious institutions, individuals, corporate organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations.
“I suggest a comprehensive sensitisation package to be taken to traditional and religious leaders who are custodians of our culture and traditions, and religious tenets respectively,” he said.