LASG launches relief packages to help abused victims

The Lagos state Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched various policies and relief packages to help rape survivors in the state.

This was made known in a statement released by the Assistant Director of Public Affairs and Office of the First Lady, Olubukonla Nwonah Sanwoolu during a sensitization for non-governmental organisations and political groups in Alausa Ikeja.

The governor, who was represented by the commissioner for housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai said, “Institutions have been strengthened to respond appropriately, policies have been formulated and introduced in ensuring we provide holistic care and support to survivors, and we are also gradually ending the culture of impunity as evidenced in the convictions secured by the Ministry of Justice, as well as the enactment of a law that now supports the Sex Offenders Register.

“In view of the public health implications as a result of the aftermath of sexual violence, the state government, under the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme has recently launched an intervention fund which now ensures survivors of sexual violence are able to access immediate medical attention at all primary health centres, general hospitals and designated private hospitals at no cost.”

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