United Kingdom based humanitarian organisation with passion for girls
and women’s right, Jose Foundation UK has condemned the increasing
spate of violence against women in Nigeria.
Reacting to the death of popular gospel singer, Mrs Osinachi
Nwachukwu, who died last week from complications allegedly linked to
spousal abuse, president of Jose Foundation UK, Dr Martins Abhulimhen,
in a statement on Wednesday in London lamented the spate of abuse of
women in Nigeria which has in several cases terminated the lives of
He said the situation has taken a new dimension with the advent of
COVID-19 in Nigeria and its impact on the economy of the country.
He stressed that 48 per cent of Nigerian women have experienced at
least one form of violence since the pandemic quoting a United Nations
Abhulimhen said the death of Osinachi from complications allegedly
related to abuse from her husband brings to fore the quest by Jose
Foundation UK to ending gender based violence GBV) in Nigeria.
He said about one in four women is feeling less safe at home while
existing conflict has increased within households since the pandemic
“As a foremost humanitarian organisation in the fight for the rights
of girls and women in Africa, it’s a sad moment for Jose foundation UK
over the death of Nigeria’s finest gospel artists, Mrs Osinachi
Nwachukwu on Friday last week.
“Knowing that she died of complications from alleged domestic violence
is heart-breaking, a cause, we have been fighting against for years to
end in the continent and to give girls and women a sense of belonging,
improved living condition, right to justice, healthcare and education.
“It’s on this strength that Jose Foundation is organising a conference
to addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Abuja on July 30th at
Transcorp Hilton, in collaboration with First Ladies of Nigeria,” He
Abhulimhen in the statement commended Nigeria’s Minister of Women
Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, who on Monday, vowed to get justice for
the late Osinachi.
He also hailed the Police for wading into the matter; he urged them to
ensure that justice is served to whoever is responsible for the death