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Female genital mutilation is evil – NGO

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Female genital mutilation is evil – NGO

Margaret Onah-Nnang, the Executive Director Safehaven Development Initiative, an NGO, has described Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, as evil.

Ms Nnang disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday, during a media roundtable organised by the NGO, supported by Global Media Campaign to End FGM and Frontline Ending FGM.

She said that women, girls and communities must desist from indulging in female genital mutilation.

“Female genital mutilation is the `dis-functioning’  of the sexual organ of women.

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“Women have the right to have sexual pleasure just as men, yet they cut women to drive them from having many sexual partners.”

Also speaking at the event, Rasheed Awofeso, State Secretary, Child Protection Network, Lagos Chapter, said that FGM is a crime and abuse on the girl child.

Mr Awofeso said that cutting the genital part of a woman was not ideal and that the law and humanity was against it.

He tasked the media on community sensitisation against the act, by letting people know the health implications of its aftermath.

Makinde Adesola, Baale (community head) of Ishaga Adesola town, Iju Ojokoro, Ifako-Ijaiye local government area, said that the practice was not traditionally approved.

Mr Adesola said, it was also not medically advisable for someone to indulge in it because it does great damages to the female child.

“I preach against it in my community and tell them that they don’t have the right to do it,” he said.

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