Ogun Reconciles 98 Estranged Couples, Resolved 668 Family Cases - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Ogun Reconciles 98 Estranged Couples, Resolved 668 Family Cases

                         •Mrs Funmi Efuwape

-The Daily Crucible

The Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has reconciled 98 estranged couples while 668 family cases were also successfully addressed by the ministry's Social Development Area Offices domiciled in the 20 Local Government Areas in the State.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Funmi Efuwape, disclosed this at the on going 2020 budget assessment session  before the members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development.

Hon. Sikirat Ajibola is the Chairperson of that Committee.

Efuwape in company of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, stated that the ministry achieved the feat in the last 6months.

She added that the ministry had continued to promote gender equality through empowerment facilities for socioeconomic development.

The Commissioner disclosed that the ministry had trained 150 women and youth on four different vocations, including catering and decorations, hairdressing as well as fashion designing among others during the 2019/2020 skill acquisition training programmes within the period under review .

According to her,  the Ministry is putting together strategies towards  designing a training programme for teachers on Child Safeguard and Protection Policy, with a view to identifying children/ pupils going through abuse for proper rehabilitation and protection. 

Efuwape noted that a total of 253 rehabilitated destitute, beggars and vagrant lunatics were reunited with their relatives and families. 

In their aggregated remarks, the State lawmakers commended the management of the Ministry for its commitment to promoting a peaceful society, enjoining them to do more of community outreach, sensitization and other link up for those undergoing challenges and other gender based violence for neccessary intervention. 

They noted that there was need to ensure a more severe punishment for gender based violence offenders. 

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