The Osun State Government has said that it would implement laws that guarantee protections of women and children in the State.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs, Omolara Ajayi, who made the commitment at an in-house refresher workshop held in the ministry, also expressed the state’s determinations to prosecute perpetrators of rape and other forms of domestic violence.
She explained that the purpose is to ensure improved service delivery to women and children by all staff.
Ajayi stated that the workshop which would help to expose social workers to current trends and practices and to re-acquaint them with previously learnt skills, was organized sequel to increase in threat against rights of women and children in the state
She further disclosed that the services being provided will take care of women, children, the elderly, mentally challenged and persons with disability. The Permanent Secretary then affirmed the partnership of all agencies of government and other related organizations to improve potentials for protection and promotion of the rights of women and children in the state.
Ajayi then commended the State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, for providing necessary facilities that will bring life and succour to vulnerable children and others with special needs thereby providing them with hope and future.
She then implored the social workers rendering services to these special people to continue to work selflessly stressing that God will meet their needs.
The Resource Persons for the workshop, Dr. Boladale Mapayi, a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Department of Mental Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, and Dr. Olanrewaju Ibigbami, a Consultant Psychiatrist, State Specialist Hospital Asubiaro, averred and commended the government’s commitment to Child.
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