Minister advocates death penalty for rape
The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has advocated for the death penalty for rape and related offences, while also calling for stiffer penalty for other dehumanising treatment against children.
Tallen who made the call on Friday during the flag-off of the National Cooking Gas and Tree Planting project held in Girei town, headquarters of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State, also advocated stiff penalty for child labour offences.
“For the first time in the history of Nigeria, we have a President who has brought the issues of gender-based violence to the national focus. Nigerian women and children are very grateful to Mr President for spotlighting their issues as crucial to national development.
“I, therefore, advocate for both death sentence for rapists and stiff penalty for child labour offences and other dehumanising treatment against children,” Mrs Tallen said.
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