Lagos Renew Fight Against Domestic Violence

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SWITZERLAND, NOVEMBER 20 – Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Mrs. Cecilia Bolaji Dada has said that the war against domestic violence must be jointly fought by parents, schools and society as a whole.

Dada made the call on Wednesday at a symposium organised by the Domestic Violence Unit of the Ministry with the theme, “Parents as Social Agents of Change”

While noting quarrels and disagreements are inevitable in some homes, Dada urged parents and other relevant stakeholders to make conscious efforts to shield children away from such fracas whenever they arise.

According to Dada, the symposium was aimed at guiding parents against becoming a negative influence in the lives of their children and wards.

“We do not encourage fighting in our homes. But then, as humans, challenging issues might arise, we disagree to agree. But when there are disagreements, let us avoid violence & learn to shield our young ones from such challenging issues.”

She advised both parents and young ones to engage themselves productively and avoid idleness at all cost, stressing that “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

In continuation of its determination to train & improve driving techniques of all categories of drivers, especially those in the commercial sector, Lagos State Drivers’ Institute has conducted on-site training for members of the NURTW Opebi/Onigbongbo Branch.

In her address, the Acting GM, Mrs. Afusat Tiamiyu, said the training exercise is expected to improve drivers’ skills & educate them on traffic rules & regulations and also educate them on the proper use of the highways.

She reminded participants to consider other road users at all times, take proper care of their vehicles and also ensure being in the right frame of mind before embarking on any journey.

Tiamiyu reiterated that the on-site training was organised with the aim of improving the attitude of commercial drivers, stressing that the annual exercise is compulsory for the drivers to receive a Certificate of Competency.

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