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The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Friday vowed to support the Joint Legal Clinic of the State Ministry of Justice as part of efforts to preserve and protect the rights of citizens of the State.
Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, who declared her support while welcoming the Joint Legal Clinic team on a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Ikeja, revealed that the Office of the First Lady had been inundated with several complaints from the public on cases relating to Domestic and Sexual Violence.
She assured Lagosians that her office will intensify its efforts in protecting the rights of victims of domestic and sexual violence, saying “I have the directive of the First Lady of Nigeria to work towards the curbing of the menace of domestic and sexual violence in the State.”
The First Lady urged the visiting team to improve on the public enlightenment and sensitisation campaign by agencies charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of the citizens of Lagos State.
Earlier, the team leader and Director, Public Advice Centre, Mrs. Omololu Adesina said the visit was aimed at seeking partnership with the office of the First Lady in protecting citizens’ rights because of the innate passion of the First Lady for Justice, especially for children.
“We have seen your passion and drive for better health care for the children of the State; we are here to seek the partnership of your office with the Ministry of Justice in reducing the rising cases of social vices and anti-social behaviour particularly among the Youth in Lagos State”, she enthused.
Adesina assured Mrs. Sanwo-Olu that the team will double its efforts in sensitising the public on their rights and create better awareness for the Directorates within the Ministry of Justice while notifying residents about the free services available to all residents of the State.
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