By Emeka Akomas, Umuahia
The Chancellor Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe has pledged to support the efforts of the National Orientation Agency (NOA)in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in the country.
Prof. Ibe made the pledge when the state director National Orientation Agency, Abia State paid him an advocacy visit in his country home in Uturu.
He noted that the time has come for the general public to speak out in one voice and collaborate with relevant government agencies like the National Orientation Agency in her efforts to protect the vulnerable, by exposing sexual crimes and support victims of rape and other gender-based crimes in the country.
While commending the National Orientation Agency, Abia State directorate for her commitment in sensitizing Abians, he pointed out that as a reformist who has a passion for human development, he will partner with the agency in the fight against indiscipline and other gender-related vices and promise to join hands with the NOA in the revitalization of the WAI brigade in the state.
In her address earlier, the State Director National Orientation Agency (NOA), Abia State Dr Mrs Ngozi Okechukwu who was on a courtesy visit to solicit for support in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in the country, explained that the National Orientation Agency was deploying all skills and powers available in the country to provide support and justice for victims of sexual crimes and to ensure that Nigerians live in a safe society where the most vulnerable is protected.
The visit featured the signing of the sexual and gender-based violence pledge by Prof. Gregory Ibe and his nomination as a Patron of WAI brigade.