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In 2016, 926 Challenged Persons Were Rescued In Lagos-Akinbile-Yussuf



Commissioner for Youth and Social Development in Lagos State Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf today disclosed that 926 beggars/destitute/ mentally challenged persons were rescued off the streets in 2016 while 263 rehabilitee were released to their relations for re-integration. She said this at a briefing in Alausa Ikeja ,to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Ambode and mark the 50 years of creation of Lagos .

The commissioner during the briefing noted that an ultramodern Elderly Care Centres has been planned for three Senatorial Districts of the State, while its architectural design for the prototype had already been completed.

According to her ‘approval has been grantd for the Homes to be sited in the following locations: Ajagun Street, opposite Imeke palace, Iworo-Ajido (Olorunda LCDA Badagry), Alimosho General Hospital Complex, LASU-Ojo Road, Igando and Epe Recreational Complex, Hospital road, Epe’

She said adequate attention is also being paid to issues that affect the younger ones, the youths, persons living with disabilities and the vulnerable residents of the State.

In her words, “In line with Section 195 of the Child Rights Law as amended (2015), the State Government has commenced an alternative sentencing programme for children in conflict with the law and children at risk of offending in the Community.”

The Commissioner also disclosed that the Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs (LASODA), on the directives of its Governing Board has forwarded proposals to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the procurement of items such as buses, assistive devices, furniture and equipment for PWD Clusters, Special/ Inclusive schools and the LASODA Coordinating Offices.

Akinbile-Yussuf also said that the upsurge in the unemployment rate among the Youths in the State is seriously being addressed, adding that within the period under review, a total of 16, 645 Youths were trained in various  vocations ranging from Shoe making, Makeup/Makeover and Gele Tying, Hairdressing, Photography, Skin Care Products, Computer Training, Tailoring, Scaffolding, Mobile Crane Operations, Sales and Installation of DSTV, Manufacturing Safety and Refill/Servicing of Fire Extinguishers.

The Commissioner assured residents of the State of the resolve of the present administration to create an enabling environment that promotes youth and social development services thereby giving succour to the vulnerable members of the society.



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