Nigeria: Lagos Government Reports 340 Cases of Domestic Violence by Wives Against Husbands in the Past Year
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
In the past year, the Lagos State Government reported 340 instances of wives engaging in domestic violence against their husbands, as revealed in the quarterly report of the Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency. Additionally, there was an increase in male-reported cases of domestic violence. The agency, led by Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, is actively addressing these cases with a focus on achieving amicable resolutions.
Simultaneously, the Lagos State Government, through the Joint Task Force on Implementation of the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection, has initiated monitoring and assessment activities across the six education districts. This task force, consisting of representatives from various government entities, has been evaluating compliance in schools to ensure the safety and protection of children. The monitoring exercise, which began on October 31, 2023, involves on-the-spot assessments to identify strengths and areas for improvement in implementing the Executive Order.
Representatives from the Office of Education Quality Assurance and the Ministry of Youth and Social Development emphasized the importance of precautionary measures in schools to create a secure learning environment. The exercise aims to gauge the adoption and implementation of the Executive Order across all education districts in Lagos State, focusing on correction rather than punishment.