The Executive Chairman of Kano state public complaints and anti-corruption commission Barr Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado has revealed that the commission has recorded success in breaking victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) culture of silence as the commission receives various complaints of sexual and gender-based violence.
The chairman made this known on Monday during the opening ceremony of National Human Right Commission (NHRC) special investigation panel on sexual and gender-based violence north-west sitting in Kano.
According to him, the commission has handled various violation cases which include that of a victim infected with HIV, adding that, this has shown remarkable development in breaking the culture of silence by victim’s ability to speak out to the commission.
In his address the Executive Secretary NHRC, Mr Tony Ojukwu revealed that the panel had so far received 114 complaints and memos across the six geo-political zones with South-East accounting for the highest number of 35 while North-East has the lowest of 4 numbers of cases received by the panel.
He added that the commission has completed its sittings in Abuja, Lagos and Owerri stressing that the panel has recorded success stories where victims and members of the public submitted memorandum.