Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Dr. Aisha Mohammed, says she will work to ensure that victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the state are protected and get justice.
She gave the assurance while inaugurating a 17-man SGBV Committee in the state on Saturday.
Dr. Mohammed said the mandate of the committee, among others, was to provide victims with free medicals and ensure that they were guarded toward getting justice.
The governors wife, who said the decision to constitute the SGBV Committee was borne out of the desire to protect the lives of citizens, added that members were drawn from government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, professional groups and Civil Society Organisations.
She commended the state government and the legislature for enacting the Violence against Persons Prohibition Act in the state.
Dr. Mohammed distributed 450 different equipment, including laundry items to women groups, sued for increased enlightenment campaigns among communities with a view to addressing the menace of SGBV.
The Chairperson of the committee, Easter Ahmed, solicited the support of the public toward reporting SGBV cases.
Ahmed said that toll free telephone numbers would be provided to the public for effective communication and report of cases to the committee.
In another development, the governors wife made a donation of N1.2 million to settle the medical bills of seven patients.
She further donated 500 sanitary pads to improve personal hygiene among girls and women in the state