The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has reacted to the death of Sylvester Junior Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, Lekki.
Recall that the Lagos State government had sealed off the college following the alleged assault and killing of Sylvester.
Speaking during an advocacy visit to some schools, Mrs Sanwo-Olu described the 12-year-old’s death as heartbreaking.
The Lagos First Lady described the incident as unfortunate, saying never again should it reoccur in the state.
“I am aware that the Lagos State Government is at the moment investigating the incident and honestly it is something we are not very happy about. It’s a big slap on the face of the education sector, the community, and Lagos State as a whole.
“It is a case that is being investigated and for the parents and everybody involved, honestly, we commiserate with them and send our condolences.
“As I said, the case is being investigated and I will not be able to say much on it at the moment,” Sanwo-Olu said.
She said the advocacy visit to schools was aimed at catching the students young and enlightening them on the need to work against all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
“As we all know, the world is commemorating the 16 days of activism against SGBV. It commences on November 25 and it will end on December 10 which is Human Rights Day. The program is being championed globally by United Nations and our theme this year is “Orange The World: End Violence Against Women Now.”
“The advocacy is also being championed by the Nigeria Governors’ Wives Forum, NGOs and so many other private individuals and organizations to ensure that there is zero tolerance to gender-based violence all over Nigeria and Lagos in particular,” she said.
She explained that the visit to the respective schools was the third leg of the advocacy efforts, saying that a similar enlightenment program had been held for the community groups and religious leaders by her office.