Lagos LG to rescue under-aged girls from hotels


The schooling branch of Ojokoro neighborhood Council improvement area (LCDA) of Lagos country on Sunday vowed to rescue underneath-elderly girls on menial jobs or prostitution in lodges.
Mrs Abimbola Whenayon, the pinnacle of branch of schooling inside the LCDA, gave the promise in an interview with the information enterprise of Nigeria (NAN).
She stated that officers of the branch might start the rescue and rehabilitation exercise in April.
The officer said many underneath-aged women had been lured into menial jobs in hotels or as sex workers with the aid of their loved ones who introduced them to the state under the pretext of better existence.
She stated that the ladies would be reunited with their mother and father and subsequently enrolled in colleges to become higher residents.
She said many under-elderly women have been deceived and brought to Lagos by close household with the promise that they might be enrolled in colleges or paintings.
“while i was in Surulere nearby government, we rescued some ladies, rehabilitated and enrolled them in colleges.
“i am new in this LCDA, but by April, after the holiday, i’m able to start going into it fully to rescue the ladies who are being exploited.
“we will get an area for them, rehabilitate them, ship them to highschool or even are looking for partnership with private firms to educate folks that are not interested by school
“we can teach them in vocational talents so one can cause them to very accountable citizens instead of becoming intercourse employees or bar girls.
“After some time, we will link up with their dad and mom or circle of relatives anywhere within the usa in order that we can reunite them.
“If i am getting authorities’s aid, it will be a achievement because while i was in Surulere neighborhood government, i used to be supported and we helped a number of under-elderly girls,’’ she stated.
Whenayon also reiterated the council’s dedication to teach illiterate adults within the place thru the adult literacy programme.
In step with her, that is in line with the directive of the Federal government.
She said that about eighty person students had been currently receiving lessons in 25 different centres in the region.
“we’re teaching market men and women, business bus drivers, meat sellers, pepper sellers and bus conductors on the way to examine and write.
“The turnout is good as many of them do no longer recognize a way to spell their names or calculate their cash before.
“however via the grownup training, many of them now apprehend primary calculations.
“a lot of them had been defrauded by way of their children or spouse and children due to the fact they neglected out of the possibility to go to highschool inside the past.
“some of our college students within the grownup schooling elegance are now in the Nigeria instructors Institute and others will write the overall certificate of exam (GCE) performed by using WAEC,’’ she stated.

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