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  • Updated: March 22, 2024

NYSC DG flags off gender advocacy campaign 

NYSC DG flags off gender advocacy campaign 

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yusha'u Dogara Ahmed has flagged off a grassroot gender sensitisation and advocacy campaign in rural communities.

The programme was organised in a collaborative effort with the NYSC, Osun State gender Community Development Service (CDS).

The programme which was held at the Kelebe Community Hall, Osogbo on Thursday, March 21, 2024 was aimed at addressing gender-related issues affecting rural communities. 

Represented by the NYSC Osun State Coordinator, Agbor Ndoma Obim, Brigadier General Ahmed emphasised the importance of not limiting any child's potential based on gender.

"It is important not to limit the potential of any child based in their gender. All should be given opportunity to show their innate qualities.

"I commend the efforts of NYSC's gender Vanguards in raising awareness through rural campaigns."

The Head of Reforms, S. A Aroni, represented by the Gender Desk Officer, Kehinde Salawu, highlighting the theme "Gender Equality Respects All."

Salami acknowledged the NYSC's advocacy on gender equality and efforts to combat Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Addressing the attendees which included traditional rulers and students, she touched various gender-based issues such as female genital mutilation and cutting, stigmatisation, sexual harassment, and child abuse. 

"Speak up against FGM, genital mutilation, cutting, stigmatisation, sexual harassment and child abuse.'

She also emphasised the importance of women's participation in politics.

Attendees at the programme included; Funmi Okundaye, Assistant Director PPRU; Lawal Taofik, Assistant Director Deployment and Relocation; Fatima Taiwo, Assistant Director Community Development Service; Adesina Omoboade, Assistant Director Corps Inspection and Monitoring; among others.

Also present were Alfa Abdulateef, Imam Kelebe; Popoola Daudu Kelebe, Asiwaju Kelebe; Najimi Bello, Chairman of the Kelebe Community; Owolabi Lateefah, Sheila Allah Lateefah Central Mosque; among others.

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