National Economic Council has endorsed the establishment of Sexual Assault Referral Centres in the country.

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State stated this while briefing journalists after a virtual of the council yesterday in Abuja.

The virtual national economic council meeting was presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Governor Sule said the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, made a presentation to the council on establishment and management of Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

The governor said the issues of women, girls and boys that had also suffered injustice and sexual violence were discussed.

He said the recent report had shown that the rate of sexual violence in some parts of Nigeria was on the increase.

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