Lagos decries rising domestic child abuse
Written by Taiwo Adekola on April 3, 2023
The Lagos State Government on Saturday decried the increasing rate of abuse of children, even in homes.
The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, raised the concern during the Parents Association Conference on Safeguarding and Child Protection, held at Awori Ajeromi Grammar School, Agboju.
Vivour-Adeniyi, who was represented by the Head, Psychology Department, DSVA, Mrs Olive Oluwagbemileke, said the Lagos State Government would leave no stone unturned to prosecute perpetrators.
Vivour-Adeniyi said, “The DSVA has been mandated to sensitize parents and enlighten the general public on the alarming increase in child abuse, such as physical, sexual violence, negligence, which have gone on the increase over the years.