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73 Per Cent Of Women In Kaduna Local Government Okays Beating By Men, El-Rufai’s Chief Of Staff, Abdullahi Says




Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Chief of Staff, Muhammad Abdullahi, has revealed that 73 per cent of women in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State said that it was okay for a man to beat a woman.

Abdullahi stated this while speaking at the official launch of the 2021 State of the World Population Report by the United Nations Population Fund.

The event held in collaboration with the Planning and Budget Commission (PBC) in Kaduna State.

While speaking, Abdullahi said that the findings were based on the current General Households Survey conducted by the state Bureau of Statistics, and currently being validated by relevant stakeholders.

He also disclosed that a survey showed that over 30 per cent of girls in Kubau and Kudan LGAs were married off before they turn 15 years while 38 per cent of girls in Soba Local Government get married before the age of 15.

A zonal survey showed that 32 per cent of girls are married off before age 15 in Kaduna North Senatorial Zone, 15 per cent in Kaduna Central and 17 per cent in Kaduna South. He added that the survey equally shows 49 per cent prevalence of female genital mutilation in Makarfi LGA and 34 per cent in Giwa LGA.

Abdullahi said;

“Therefore, for us in Kaduna State the 2021 State of the World Population Report is timely and will help us look deeply into these disturbing statistics.

“The relevant ministries, departments and agencies, particularly the Ministry of Health, Human Services and Social Development and PBC will study the report closely and provide a clear implementation plan for some of the recommendations.”

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