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Violence against Women/Children: Dolapo Osinbajo wants Families to Name, Shame & Prosecute Offenders who are Relatives



Dolapo Osinbajo

Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, has attributed the increase in violence against women and children in Nigeria to negligence of parental role.

Osinbajo made the statement on Tuesday in Abuja when she received a delegation from the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) led by its President, Gloria Shoda.

She said that some victims of abuse could not press charges when they are molested by elders in the family.

“I want the NCWS to partner with me to sensitise elders on the need to hold members of their families accountable to their violent actions.

Violence against women and children is on the increase because the culprits are not held accountable for their crimes.

The only way to achieve success in this fight is for families and the society to support the victims to name and shame culprits no matter their status,’’ she said.

Osinbajo called on the men to support women in the upbringing of their children, stressing the upbringing of the kids was an enormous task for women alone to shoulder.

Earlier in her remarks, Shoda said that NCWS needed strong voices like that of the Vice President’s wife to join in the fight against violence against women and children.

“In the wider society, women and girls in various situations are faced with violence and other forms of attacks. It is strong voices like yours and ours that can assist in keeping these matters on the front burner. It will serve to remind our law enforcement agencies that the law must protect the citizenry. The Council will continue to highlight the vulnerable state of the women and we are looking forward to work with you on this,’’ she said.

She said that with the numbers of members of the society across the country, collaboration with the office of the wife of the Vice President would go help to address some of the issues of child abuse.


  1. Ethio

    February 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    That’s my first lady, simplicity, intellect and class . all these dolapo gehs dey make sense all round shah. If I’m ever marry (it’s not happening) it’s gna be a DOLAPO

  2. CovertNigerian

    February 7, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Why does the VP’s wife have an official seal? I don’t gerrit.

    • Baby Baby!

      February 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      lol, just noticed! Like WTF!!!! It evens says wife of the vice president?!!!! I am confused!

    • kay

      February 8, 2017 at 12:02 am

      Inside this recession, see wastage!

    • Mrs Pangolo

      February 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Here, here! And some words that need to be banned from the Nigerian Government and their talk-talk:
      1) sensitise – stop it! we currently do a terrible job at national orientation, we can do better.
      2) citizenry – just “Nigerians” will suffice
      3) law enforcement – stop it! stop it! stop it! they are not worthy of that name. they do not enforce any laws and when they do, they enforce it on the poor, under-class, and down-trodden.

      Stop the Government Slang & speak to people like people!

  3. Jack Iyoma

    February 7, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    All I see here is women working together for the good of other women and society in general. It’s quiet commendable. Keep it up 2nd Lady.

  4. PEN

    February 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

    May God grant me her simplicity and aura of humility, one day when I grow up.

    • #WhatDoIKnow

      February 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      She will be balling into Aso Rock soon with all the simplicity, humility…..

  5. tunmi

    February 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Name them, then what happens? Are our police officers equipped to deal with sexual violence cases or will they tell the family to go and settle it?

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