Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has said that sensitisation campaigns against rape should be carried out in indigenous languages to allow members of the public to understand the need to shun rape and other social vices.
The governor’s wife, who spoke at an all-men walk/campaign against rape organised by Mirabel Centre and Bariga Chapter of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), as well as the unveiling of a signpost declaring Bariga as a rape-free-zone at the weekend, said that using indigenous languages in communicating the message against rape would end the scourge in communities.
“The government is saddened at the rape cases in Lagos State and we want everyone to collaborate in ensuring that we bring an end to this menace. We need to go to the grassroots and local councils with high record of rape cases to ensure we bring an end to it. We need the co-operation and support of residents to end this vice, which is why we need to use our indigenous language so that the people in the communities will understand the message well,” she said. (Guardian)