Residents of Lagos State have been warned by the State Government to desist from all forms of violence and explore effective communication to resolve their differences.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Community Development, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri, said violence was a dent on the state.
Quadri spoke at a public enlightenment campaign on ‘The Prevention and Management of Domestic Violence and other Social Vices’ organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs at the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government secretariat, a statement said on Sunday.
The SSA, who was represented by a member of the Community Development Advisory Council, Mr. Ayoku Owolawi, said those who engaged in uncivil practices would face the law.
“The Lagos State Government believes that when there is peace, there will be development. The responsibility of government is not only to make law and provide social amenities, but also to ensure that the welfare of the people is adequately cared for,” he said.
The Chairman, Ibeju-Lekki LGA, Olorunkemi Surakat, emphasised the need to always protect the rights of all, especially children in accordance with the child rights law.
In her lecture on ‘Child Rights in Lagos,’ a director from the Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, urged residents to participate in the fight against child abuse.
She warned that it was criminal to abuse a child either physically, emotionally, psychologically or verbally.
Mrs. Onipede Adesola of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation advised those who engaged the service of maids to be kind to them and know their relations before employing them.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )