Wife of Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, and deputy governor of the state, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, have advised women to lead the charge against domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy.
The first lady and Dr. Adebule made the charge in Lagos on Tuesday at a forum for women, themed: “Women your health, your social environment” organised by the office of the Governor’s wife.
In her address, Mrs. Ambode urged women to prioritize their health, saying good health was essential in every person’s life and a prerequisite to achieve other life goal.
“Good health is the gateway to everything. To have the good health, we need to take care of our body, mind and soul.
“It is when we have good health that we can run around for business, take care of our homes, our children or engage in political activities. when we have sound health, we can better attend to all issued and concerns,” she said.
The first lady went on to enjoin women on the need to have regular medical check-up of all kinds, explaining that the importance cannot be overstated.
Speaking further, she condemned the prevalence of domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy, imploring women to voice their distaste at the unholy acts and waged war against it from all fronts.
Her word, “Similarly, we have a great role to play in combating the social evils of rape and teenage pregnancy, Our natural role as mothers and coordinators of the family unit, imposes responsibilities on us, to stem the tide of rape and teenage pregnancy in our society,
“Young girls who suffer abuse and become pregnant, stand the risk of medical complications. to achieve desired result therefore, their upbringing must include early enrollment in school, sound moral lessons from us and exposure to the ways and things of God.”