Awoniyi’s Wife Seeks Stiffer Penalty for Violence Against Women

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Lokoja — Wife of the Kogi State Deputy Governor, Tokunbo Awoniyi, has advocated stiffer penalties for persons involved in violence against women.

Mrs Awoniyi who gave the charge in her Christmas message to women in Kogi State urged them to always speak out whenever they are abused. She described Christmas as a time of peace, love and compassion and lamented the increasing cases of violence against women in the country.

She appealed to women to take their rightful place in building a united family, saying a society with well-knit families end up making a better nation and called on Nigerians to share love through giving to the less privileged and the vulnerable in the spirit of Christmas – AllAfrica

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Kemi Wale-Olaitan

Kemi is a retired broadcaster from the service of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria; while in service, she had her interest in women issues and had interviews with several notable women in the course of her duty as a producer in the service of the Federal government. Her interest in broadcasting was informed by her creative writing prowess; she has been very active in creative writing since her undergraduate days, and she has written a few fictional works in form of short stories and novel. Some of her short stories have appeared in anthologies of Short stories. Kemi was also very active in the establishment of the Women Writers Association of Nigeria (WRITA) and she served on its first Executive Council.

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