There were at least 340 incidences of wives beating their husbands to submission, according to the Lagos State Government.
Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the agency’s executive secretary, made the revelation in the agency’s most recent quarterly report.
She added that there has been an uptick in allegations of male perpetration of domestic abuse in the past year, as reported by Vanguard.
According to Vivour-Adeniyi, between September 2022 and July 2023, 340 men complained that their wives had assaulted them.
She raised worries over the trend, saying the agency “Is currently handling the cases with the aim to find amicable resolution.”
Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Implementation Monitoring Begins
The monitoring and assessment of all six of Lagos State’s educational districts has begun, thanks to the efforts of the Joint Task Force on Implementation of the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Top officials from the Office of Education Quality Assurance, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, the Lagos State Safety Commission, the State Universal Basic Education Board, and the State Ministry of Education make up the Joint Task Force.
Lagos State Agency for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Child Protection Network.
As of now, more over 90 schools in Education Districts 4 and 5 have been visited to ascertain and measure compliance, according to Vivour-Adeniyi, whose monitoring activity began on October 31, 2023 at the Lagos City College, Sabo-Yaba.
To verify the policy’s actual application and to highlight its strengths and weaknesses, on-site evaluations were carried out at the schools.
Vivour-Adeniyi says, “The purpose of the monitoring exercise is to determine the extent to which the Executive Order has been adopted and implemented across all six education districts in Lagos State.”
Mr. Kamaldeen Akodu, a representative from the Office of Education Quality Assurance, highlighted on the need for schools to implement safety measures to create a secure learning environment throughout the interaction.
The practise is not meant to be punitive but rather remedial, as Mr. Jubril Yakub, a representative of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, explained to school administrators.