She told reporters in Asaba that out of 104 Nigerian female deportees “ten of them who are Deltans have arrived the State and currently being cared for by the Stat Government through the Women Affairs ministry while 17 others are still in Abuja undergoing further interrogations”.
Already, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Betty Efekhoda has visited the girls promising to ensure that rehabilitated and re-united to their families.
Meanwhile, Efekhoda in a separate forum while addressing participants at a workshop on the dissemination of the provision of United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women decried the absence of legal instruments on protection of women and children’s rights.
According to her, the existing norms provided material advantage to the males while at the same time placing severe constraints on the role and activities of the females.
“It restricts women access to material resources and besides, due to their non-economic empowerment, women and children are vulnerable to sexual abuse, prostitution, hooliganism, just to mention a few”, she added.