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Sanwo-Olu’s wife implores students to speak up against violence, rape

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Wife to the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, yesterday commiserated with the parents of the 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki in Lagos, Sylvester Oromomi, who died last week.

She stated this during an advocacy visit to some schools in furtherance of the ongoing 16 days of activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

The governor’s wife said the incident is unfortunate and heartbreaking, urging the students to be bold, courageous, and speak up against any form of violence and rape.

She said, “I am aware that the Lagos State Government is investigating the incident. Honestly, it is something we are not very happy about. It’s a big slap on the face of the education sector, the community, and Lagos State as a whole.

“It is a case that is being investigated, and for the parents and everybody involved, we commiserate with them and send our condolences. As I said, the case is being investigated and I will not be able to say much on it at the moment.”

According to her, the advocacy visit to schools was aimed at catching the students young and enlightening them on the need to work against all forms of sexual and gender-based violence.

The First Lady explained that the visit to the respective schools was the third leg of the advocacy efforts, saying that a similar enlightenment programme had been held for the community groups and religious leaders by her office.

She donated laptops, industrial cooking gas and other educational materials to each of the schools, and assured that more schools and other critical organisations would be visited.

Permanent Secretary, Education District Three, Dr. Olufolayimika Abiose-Ayandele, commended the First Lady’s interest and passion for the welfare and safety of students in the state.

She noted that the advocacy visit to schools on SGBV by the First Lady of the State was another clear testament to her commitment to end all forms of sexual abuse in the State.

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