As part of efforts to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation in Ekiti State, the National Orientation Agency, NOA in collaboration with UNICEF have stepped up campaign against the practice.
Our Correspondent, reports that the step followed a community dialogue session for stakeholders on the stoppage of female genital Cutting, which was held in Ikole Ekiti.
In his opening remark, the State Director of NOA, Mr. Dayo Famosaya said the community dialogue session was to intensify campaign against the practice at the grassroots.
Mr. Famosaya commended the selected community champions for helping the agency to sensitize the people on the need to stop female genitals cutting.
The resource person at the forum, Mrs. Kemi Akinleye who is the desk officer in charge of female genital mutilation at the Ekiti State Ministry of Health, advised those who were still practicing such act to stop, pointing out the health challenged inherent in it.
In a remark, the Alasin of Asin-Ekiti, Oba Abraham Babalola and two of the participants, Bishop Olorunfemi Arowojebutu as well as Alhaji Onipede Jimoh said the programme had broadened their knowledge on the disadvantages of female genital Cutting.