The Ekiti State government has empowered no fewer than 170 persons who renounced female genital mutilation across the 16 Local Government Areas as part of measures to discourage the obsolete and harmful practice.
They were handed grants worth N42,500,000 million to the 170 former practitioners as part of efforts to discourage Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the state.
The beneficiaries of the grants who were given the sum of N250,000 each publicly handed over their trade tools to the wife of the governor at the ‘Drop the Blade Initiative’, which took place in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.
Addressing the beneficiaries, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, said the grant was to discourage the former…
Source: Nigerian Tribune