Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 November 2012

Nigeria: Women Can Resolve Nigeria's Security Challenges - CJN

The speedy resolution of the country's current security challenges is dependent on the efforts of women, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar has said.

Declaring open the National Association of Women Judges Nigeria (NAWJN) in Abuja on Friday, Justice Mukthar said the tripartite role of women as home-makers, peace-makers and society-makers places a great privilege on them towards resolving national problems.

Speaking on the topic: 'Domestic Violence and Sextortion', the CJN, who was represented by a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi said women and children are greatly disadvantaged in Nigeria due to cultural beliefs and other factors.

Also speaking, the President of NAWJN, Justice Binta Murtala Nyako called on Nigerians to fight the scourge of demanding sexual favours from females in schools and offices.

She said it was in the effort to create awareness on sexual abuses against women that the word 'Sextortion' which has coined by the International Association of Women Judges.

In his remarks, the Chief Judge of the FCT Judiciary, Justice Lawal Gummi urged women judges to use all instruments of law to stem the tide of violence in the society and address the plight of the vulnerable.

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