The Federal Government has cautioned Health workers in Nigeria against practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria.
The Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehamire said this at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Meanwhile, a Health and Human Right Lawyer and an Ambassador of Women Deliver International, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) , Miss. Fisayo Aramsiola, speaking in a national summit held in Abuja, has revealed that about 19.9 million women in the country are living with mutilated genitals despite the law criminalizing the act.
According to her, it is a thriving business which is medically harmful and has caused psychological torture and pain to millions of women who have undergone this process.