COVID-19 PALLIATIVE: MAKE THE VULNERABLE YOUR PRIORITY- LAGOS ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTS WOMEN AFFAIRS MINISTRY
The House Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in a facts finding meeting on Wednesday, sought to know the activities of the Ministry concerning COVID-19 palliative measures for the vulnerable in the State with the aim of making sure that widows, single mothers and children are given priority.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. ( Mrs.) Mojisola Alli-Marculey, gave the directive to the management of the meeting that was held at the Lagos State House of Assembly Complex on the instruction and directive of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa who is very concerned about the welfare of Lagosians.
Hon. Alli-Marculey emphasised that “At this point in time, the Ministry is critical to the Government in the distribution of COVID-19 palliative measures; so liaise with other ministries in order to ensure that the palliatives get to the grass root.”
Adding that “The Ministry need to come up with a better voice at making a stand for the vulnerable in Lagos State”
In the Commissioner’s response, she said the Ministry is on top of their responsibilities and are not relenting.
Other Honourable Members in attendance were, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, Hon. Victor Akande, Hon. Adewale Temitope. On the part of the Ministry was the Commissioner, Mrs. Bolaji Dada, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Olayemi Kalesanwo and other management staff of the Ministry.