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Female Genital Mutilation: HACEY Pays Visit To Ekiti State Commissioner For Education

HACEY Health Initiative has paid an advocacy visit to the Ekiti State Commissioner for Education to obtain the continuous support of the Ministry to facilitate smooth sensitization activities in schools by members of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) alliance.

The advocacy visit was made by members of staff of the organization recently in Ekiti.

In line with this, the organization paid an advocacy visit to the Ministry of Education, and in attendance were the Honorable Commissioner of Education, Dr Mrs Bimpe Aderiye, the Permanent Secretary, Dr Mrs Foluke Olomojobi, the Press Officer, Mrs Dada, the Deputy Director, Mrs Alokan and the FGM Alliance team.

Also present at the visit were; Ekiti State FGM Coordinator, Ministry of Health: Mrs Akinleye, The Senior Education Officer Gender, Ministry of Education; Mrs Owoseni, HACEY Health Initiative State Coordinator, Oluwanifemi Ayeni, and HACEY Health Initiative Volunteer, Toluwanimi Arogundade.

Various stakeholders have contributed immensely towards advocating against female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) practices in Nigeria.

The Stop Cut Project is a United Nations Trust Fund (UNTF) funded project to end Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in southwest Nigeria.

The project is focused on reducing FGM/C practice in Ekiti, Osun and Oyo state in Southwest Nigeria by improving policy and law implementation by December 2023.

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