The announcement comes after public outcry over a spate of recent killings of young women in the country.
Governors in Nigeria have called a state of emergency over rape against women and children, following a string of high-profile cases across the country which have led to nation-wide protests.
A forum of 36 governors condemned the acts and stated that they are "committed to ensuring that offenders face the maximum weight of the law."
The officials are calling on all states to set up a sex offenders register and allot for increased funding to tackle the problem. According to CNN, states are also being urged to sign two new federal laws that will further punish rape and violence against women.