The Lagos State Government has said that its continued partnership with non-governmental organizations will promote the empowerment and safety of vulnerable women in the state.
The State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Ms. Bolaji Dada, disclosed this, according to a statement issued on Monday, during a forum held in Agege.
She said, “The objective of this interactive session is to rub shoulders on issues regarding the progress and development of NGOs registered with WAPA, who have a common goal of alleviating the plight of vulnerable women through the State through initiatives that promote economic autonomy, equal access to the labor market and social security systems, among others.
“Since the establishment of the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, he has embarked on different initiatives to ensure the financial independence and welfare of Lagosians through the THEMES program to achieve the vision of a Lagos bigger and smarter.”
In her contribution, the Commander of the Special Female Squad, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Lagos State Command, Ada Agada, urged NGOs to encourage their members to speak out against all forms of intimidation, rape, harassment and gender-based violence. so that perpetrators can feel the full weight of the law to deter intentional culprits.
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