Wife of the President, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu has raised concern about the hazards and health implications of Female Genital Mutilation among girl child.
Tinubu stated this in a statement signed on Tuesday in commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), under the theme “Her Voice, Her Future: Investing in Survivors Led Movements to End Female Genital Mutilation”.
The first lady also called on the wife of governors across Nigeria to continue to support the fight against the FGM.
She noted that the FGM commemoration is another reminder to parents and guardians of their responsibility to protect the rights of every girl child in Nigeria.
The statement reads in part, “We are once again reminded of the responsibility we bear to protect the rights, vulnerability and well-being of the girl child.
“Today, I call upon parents, particularly mothers, traditional leaders, and community leaders, where Female Genital Mutilation persists to consider the damage and irreversible health implications inflicted on our daughters.
“While acknowledging the progress made in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria, we must confront the practices that still persist, causing irreparable harm to our girls.”