|Kano State Governor Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso|
Dr.Binta Tijanni Jibril, Kano State Commissioner for Women Affairs, has said that a six-years-old girl who was allegedly raped by a 42-years-old man is now a Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF patient because of the critical condition the girl was passing through the state governor, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has approved free medical treatment for the girl, Jibril added.
The commissioner who disclosed this during a press conference organised to commemorate the International Women's Day, said the increasing rate of rape had become worrisome to the government, adding that the wicked act had become a global issue.
Speaking on the theme tagged" Equality for women is progress for all," the commissioner said the state government had spent over N3 billion on women empowerment in an effort to liberate women from poverty.
"The celebration could not have come at a better time; indeed at a time when Kano state is experiencing change, and inspiring change world worldwide, as a result of the bold steps that Kwankwaso is taking towards improving the lives of its citizenry, particularly women and children," she said