The speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Barrister Rita Maduagwu, who made the call in Awka, described the practice as a violation of the human rights of both girls and women.
She urged medical practitioners to abstain from such dehumanising practice, noting that the agony associated with female genital mutilation is unbearable.
Maduagwu further enjoined schools, churches and communities to stand up against the practice in order to promote healthy living among girls and women.
By Emma Elekwa
Source: Daily Trust (AllAfrica.com)