Lagos first lady, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has pledged to support the Joint Legal Clinic of the Ministry of Justice to preserve and protect the rights of citizens of Lagos State.
She declared her support when she received the Joint Legal Clinic team on a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
Sanwo-Olu mentioned that the office of the first lady had been overstretched while attending to several complaints from the public on cases relating particularly to domestic and sexual violence.
She assured Lagosians that the office will intensify its efforts in protecting the rights of victims of domestic and sexual violence.
“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,” she was quoted to have said in a statement endorsed by Mr. Kayode Oyekami,
director, Public Affairs of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
Sanwo-Olu urged the joint legal clinic team of the Ministry of Justice to improve on its public enlightenment and sensitization campaign of the agencies charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of the citizens of the State.
While acknowledging her passion for justice especially for children, the director, Public Advice Centre, Mrs. Omololu, who spoke on behalf of the team said the visit was aimed at seeking partnership with the office of the first lady in protecting citizens rights.
“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 behavior particularly among the youth in Lagos State,” she explained.
The director assured the first lady that the team will double its efforts in sensitizing the public on their rights and create better awareness on the directorates within the Ministry of Justice to consult for support which they can access for free.