As part of its mandate to extend its services across the State, the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has carried out a sensitization campaign and legal clinic for the people of Igando Community in Igando-Ikotun LCDA with the aim to intimate them about the services render by the Office.
The event which took place at the palace of Onigando of Igando Land, ObaLasisiGbadamosi, was to reawaken the people in the axis of the new Laws enacted by Lagos State Government to preserve their rights when infringed upon.
Speaking at the event, the Director Office of the Public Defender,Mrs.Olayinka Adeyemi stated that the Office observed that a lot of domestic, sexual and human rights abuses are been committed in densely populated area adding that this inform the Office to embark on sensitization campaign in such area starting with Igando-Ikotun area of the State.
She pointed out that the core functionof the Office was to render free legal services to the less privileged members of the State with focus on the socio-economic rights of women, children and persons living with disability.
The Director said that the State Government has zero tolerance for domestic, sexual and other human right abuses and as such will not rest on its oars in ensuring that human right abuses arereduce to barest minimum level in the State.
Also speaking at the event the Onigando of Igando, Oba LasisiGbadamosi gave kudos to Lagos State Government for establishing the Office of the Public Defender to defend the defendless in the society.
Onigando of Igando stressed that as the traditional ruler of Igando, his office also mediateand resolve some minor matrimonial and others issues brought before him while urging the people in his community to shun negative acts and embrace positive acts that would be of emulation to others.
Present at the event are Members of the executive council of Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area; Market Women/Men; Members of Community Development Association; Members of the Community Development.