Wife of Ogeni Rauf Aregbesola and President of Shericare Foundation (SCARF), Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola held an abandonment ceremony for female genital mutilation (FGM) in Osun.
SCARF began this campaign in October last year has recorded modest progress in the past year. This abandonment ceremony is symbolic of the acceptance of the campaign and its success in eradicating the obnoxious practice which is especially prevalent in Africa. In Nigeria, Osun alongside Imo, Lagos, Ekiti, Ebonyi and Oyo record the highest level of prevalence.
See pictures of the ceremony.