Jadesola Ajibola, Chairperson National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ Oyo State Chapter has called for the creation of a family court in Oyo State.
Ajibola made the call during a courtesy visit by the executives of NAWOJ Southwest Zone B to Oyo State Coordinator of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) Mr Stephen Pimor and the Director General Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission Mr Seye Oyeleye.
Ajibola said the creation of a functional family court is necessary due to the increase in abuse of women and spate of violence against women in the state.
She stressed that it is certain that the family court would help address the issue of violence against women.
The Oyo state coordinator, ICPC Mr Stephen Pimor emphasize on the importance of Women in the society especially in the aspect of development. He urged women to play effective role in the fight against corruption in the country.
Similarly, the Director General DAWN Commission, Seye Oyeleye said that the commission is non partisan and emphasized that they are gender friendly.
In view of this, he promised to collaborate with female Journalists, but advised that all Journalists should be objective in their report, in other to promote peace.
Comrade Morenike Tony Esan, NAWOJ Vice President Zone B led the Executives to pay the curtsey visit. Other executives in attendance are; Secretary zone B, Comrade Bosede Falade, Chairpersons of Lagos State Comrade Adeola Ekine, Oyo state Comrade Jadesola Ajibola; Ogun State Comrade Remi Adebiyi; Financial Secretary Oyo state; Comrade Folakemi Mahmud; and secretary Oyo state Comrade Stella Oyebanji.