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By Barnabas Augustine 

Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has said that his government will continue to collaborate with United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) fight gender base violence in the State.

Governor Fintiri disclosed this on Tuesday while receiving delegation of the UNFPA on courtesy visit in his office at Government House, Yola.

The Governor said since his inception in to office, he ordered the Ministry of Women Affairs through Ministry of Justice to deal with reported cases of gender base violence, adding the coordination has helped in checking the menace in the State.

He reiterated his administration commitment to strengthen the establidhed law of the State so as to deal with the perpetrators of the gender base violence; to serve as deterrence to others while describing  raping minors as deviation from good morale.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri commended UNFPA for building forensic laboratory in Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, saying it will help in dealing with the menace of gender base violence.

Earlier in her remark, the country representative of UNFPA, Mrs. Elizabeth Ulla said they were in Government House Yola to congratulate Governor Fintiri on the achievements his government has recorded and to intimate him on the activities of the organisation.

The Country Representative disclosed that for three decades the organ of the  UN has being collaborating with Adamawa State while stressing maintenance of the collaboration to fight gender based violence.

She revealed that UNFPA is worried with the rate of mortanal and infant mortality, noting that if not check number of orphans will rise.

Mrs Ulla said in an effort to fight gender violence UNFPA has built  a forensic laboratory at Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola.

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