The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu (middle), presented with a souvenir by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Mrs. Yewande Falugba (2nd left) during a courtesy visit by Officials of the Ministry at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Wednesday, 17th July, 2019. With them: Head, Skills Acquisition Development Unit, WAPA, Mrs. Adejoke Oshodi-Olasunkanmi (left); Director, Women Affairs Department, WAPA, Mrs. Olufunke Shyllon (2nd right) and Director of Account, Mrs. Lawal Kuburat.

The  Management team of Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs And Poverty Alleviation led by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs.Yewande Falugba has paid a courtesy visit to the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Alausa Ikeja.

In her remarks during the visit, the Permanent Secretary expressed the team’s delight in meeting with the First Lady of Lagos to discuss issues relating to the female gender with particular reference to empowerment and poverty eradication.

Falugba noted that the various Skill Acquisition programmes and the Agricultural empowerment programme embarked by the State Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation have, over the years improved the lot of women in the Rural, Urban and Peri-Urban Areas of the State.

On domestic violence, she said that the “He for She” programme of the Ministry is designed to involve men in the campaign against domestic violence, adding that there is a need for every Lagosian to support the state government in its campaign on violence against women.

Responding, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu appreciated the team for the visit and commended the Ministry for all its laudable programmes, especially those aimed at women, children and victims of domestic violence.

She pledged her continued support for widows and victims of domestic violence in the State, stressing that women are the pillar of every home and should be accorded more respect in the society.

The First Lady, however, emphasised the need for women to learn and re-learn various skills that will not only empower them but make them financially independent as well.

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