The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has said that the demise of renowned civil rights activist, Esther Uzoma has left a big vacuum in the crusade to end Gender-Based Violence globally (GBV).
Uzoma, before her death following surgery in Abuja on Jan. 6, was the National Coordinator of Proactive Gender Initiatives (PGI) and the Convener of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room.
Tallen, in a statement on Sunday, described the deceased as a, “dynamic icon of hope and great crusader for gender justice.”
“Her demise at this time has left a big vacuum in our crusade to end Gender-Based Violence not only in Nigeria but the world at large.
“This is indeed a great loss to humanity, especially women and children,” she said.
Tallen, therefore, enjoined all Nigerian women and children to commiserate with the family of Uzoma over her demise.