Stakeholder on child protection advocacy conveyed in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government on 8th November, 2018 under Terres Des homes foundation Nigeria in conjunction with Oshodi-Isolo Local Government and Center for community youth advocacy (CCYA) , organised an advocacy workshop for Local authorities in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government on CORAL PROJECT, child protection and the roles of Local authorities in child protection.
Vice Chairman of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government TPL Daisi who represented the council Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh at the event assured the stakeholders that the Local government authority would continue to support any advocacy to protect the right of any child.
‘ the time of this meeting is timely in our local government because of its peculiarity ,over a million of people transit daily in Oshodi because of our transport terminal and gateway to the heart of Lagos, we have had series of many children been abandon or just wandering in our our terminus and neighbourhood looking for greener pasture in Lagos, though great appreciation to the men of Lagos state task force who has help to reduce the menace of many of this boys and girls that grows to become various element in our society terrorizing the community.
The government would continue to do her best while individual and corporate bodies should also come on board as the menace affects all of us as parent and community leader’ he concluded.
After the deliberations, a drafting bill committee on ‘ child rights protection’ was inaugurated which includes all the elected councilors in Oshodi- Isolo Local Government, S.A. on Agric and Sports Hon. Saheed Animashaun, HOD Agric and head of the legal department of the local government with the clerk of the house Shakirudeen Omoteji as the secretary.
The committee has four weeks to submit his report for the further process which would lead to bye-law.