Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has thrown her weight behind Senator Dino Melaye’s move to sponsor a bill to stop tribal marks incision on kids.
The bill was proposed after a photo of an infant with fresh cut went viral on social media recently.
The thespian, in a tweet, expressed her displeasure towards the act after Melayes tweeted about the proposed bill last weekend.
According to Melaye, “this barbaric act must stop. National Identity card is enough to identify where individuals come from. Support my bill to stop this,” Melaye wrote on his Twitter page.
The picture of the baby with marks which runs through the length of his face to his scalp sparked outrage on social media prompting Omotola to join the campaign against the trend by lending her voice against the disturbing act.
In her own tweet, she supported the move, “I support a Bill against this practice,” Omotola said, “Like female mutilation, or child marriage, No permanent/life impairing decision should be taken on behalf of a child.”