Wife of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Prof. Idia Ize-Iyamu, has said her husband, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, plans to establish a special victims unit to combat sexual assault and care for survivors of rape and other gender-based violence if elected as governor on the 19th of September.
She disclosed this on Thursday while featuring on a popular morning show, Your View, on Television Continental.
The professor of Orthodontist, who recently flagged off a free medical outreach across the three senatorial districts of Edo State to provide access to quality healthcare to residents of communities lacking health centers and personnel, said her husband’s administration will prioritize the healthcare and empowerment of vulnerable groups in the state.
Describing herself as an empowered woman, Idia praised her husband as a compassionate man who is a strong believer in the capacity of women to inspire change in the society and contribute to growth and development when provided with an enabling environment and offered the right support.
She recounted his continuous support and encouragement in her journey to being a Professor following their marriage in 1992 when she had just completed her university education.
Idia said: “I am an empowered woman because my husband, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, supported me all the way. I had just completed my university education when we got married and he told me not to rest on my oars. He actively supported me in my academic journey to becoming a Professor.”