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|'our Laws Against Sexual And Gender-based Violence Must Be Reviewed' - Governor by WNRwriter: 12:17am On Aug 10, 2018|
'Our laws against sexual and gender-based violence must be reviewed' - Governor Ambode
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday urged everyone to take a common stand against sexual and gender-based violence by advocating for the review of our laws to provide stiffer punishments for offenders given the serious threat the evil act poses to safety and security of women and the girl-child.
The Governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tunji Bello at the 18th Regular National Council Meeting on Women Affairs and Social Development held at the Academy Inn, Agidingbi, Ikeja, added that it constitutes a social menace that must be kicked out of the nation’s social system in order to protect and preserve the dignity of womanhood.
He posited that to achieve social inclusion and integration for socio-economic development, everyone must identify and address decisively issues of gender inequality, girl child education, domestic violence and sexual abuse that have limited the capacity of women to achieve their full potentials and contribute their quota to the development of the economy.
“In Lagos State, the issue of sexual abuse and gender-based violence is being addressed continuously through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT)”, he explained.
He disclosed that the State Government is committed to ensuring the growth of every facet of the economy in every facet and will continue to invest significantly on safety and security as no economy can thrive in an atmosphere of fear, chaos and general insecurity.
He said the theme for the 18th Regular National Council Meeting: “Peace, Security and Social Inclusion: Key Building Blocks for Achieving Economic Growth and Sustainable Development”, touches directly the critical issues that determine the level of prosperity that can be attained by any society.
While stressing that the choice of the theme is instructive and reveals the untold hardship usually suffered by women and children in a state of insecurity, the Governor expressed the need to increase the involvement of women in the social, political and economic activities of the society. He reaffirmed the State's commitment to a system of governance which does not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnicity and physical disability, asserting that all citizens without bias to gender have the opportunity to express their opinions on issues especially those that directly affect them.
The Governor explained that his administration believes in empowering the informal sector, constituted by women in the majority, so as to facilitate the process of socio-economic inclusion. He said the mandate of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) is to identify genuine and credible entrepreneurs and financially empower them to grow their businesses and establish new ones.
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|Re: 'our Laws Against Sexual And Gender-based Violence Must Be Reviewed' - Governor by SolutionMee: 12:22am On Aug 10, 2018|
See his opinion
See quack reasoning
See intelligent politician
See intellectual discussion
I forever missed the days of Obama as Ex-President of the United State
Ever since he left office, powerful words left the earth
Redress like gender-based violence should be discussed by a learned socialist and not a political opportunist
And that's if we're even practicing a Democratic Socialism
|Re: 'our Laws Against Sexual And Gender-based Violence Must Be Reviewed' - Governor by Nobody: 12:46am On Aug 10, 2018|
Good words from the Best Governor in Nigeria for the past 3 years.
|Re: 'our Laws Against Sexual And Gender-based Violence Must Be Reviewed' - Governor by Nobody: 12:48am On Aug 10, 2018|
SolutionMee:Leaving the good message and concentrating on the messenger cos of hatred.
I'm not surprised tho'!
|Re: 'our Laws Against Sexual And Gender-based Violence Must Be Reviewed' - Governor by SolutionMee: 12:56am On Aug 10, 2018|
You misconstrued my point
I read the message
It wasn't powerful, not electrifying and demeaning in content
I wasn't expecting much from him though
But "This is Nigeria"
Where ambitious governor Adeleke failed English and was absent all through the other sittings
A country where a high school dropout reign as president
A country where a certificate forger was appointed as a finance minister
A country where we joke with everything and moved on
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