Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) says it is committed to providing assistance to both public and private schools in the State by educating the pupils/students not only on the history, culture and people of the State but also on the importance of records and archives management in our personal lives.
The Director-General, LASRAB, Mr. Biodun Onayele stated this during a courtesy visit of owners of private schools under the auspices of Organisation Mondiale pour l’Education Prescolaire (OMEP) – which means World Organization for Early Childhood Education – to the Agency’s Magodo Office, Lagos.
He explained that the relationship between the Bureau and the Organization will be symbiotic in the sense that the Bureau is ready and willing to compliment the classroom teachings of the schools on the history of Lagos by providing the necessary practical support needed by them.
Onayele informed the organisation that the Bureau has in its archive, documents on the developmental strides of the State as far back as the Colonial days and still acquiring more records of enduring value.
According to him, “Records and archives management is not only important for the Government to plan but it is necessary for individuals to domesticate it to help organise our private lives”.
He used the medium to enjoin the members of OMEP who were from various districts in the State to spread the good news about the Bureau and its [...]
…Trains 5000 On Preventive Techniques
The Lagos State Government under the aegis of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), has commenced engagement of 5000 Primary and Secondary School Students on Child Rights and Child Abuse as well as all forms of sexual and domestic violence.
The initiative is also geared towards empowering them with their roles and responsibilities in handling and preventing such issues.
Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi in a statement on Sunday said the Team held an interactive workshop for primary school children tagged ‘Safeguarding the Rights of a Child’, also known as STRAC to appropriately sensitize them in age appropriate language on their rights, responsibilities child abuse, on how to avoid being a victim of sexual abuse, self-defence tips, and how to preserve evidence when physically or sexually assaulted.
She said DSVRT has also commenced the Smart Teens Advocacy Initiative (STAI), which is targeted at secondary school students, adding that the workshop deployed the means of drama, dance and role play.
“STAI via interactive workshops is one of the strategies deployed to fight against the growing trend of rape culture in Secondary Schools. The rape prevention workshop is led by trained Peer educators, who have experience in gender relations, socialization, dating violence and sexual violence prevention. We believe this would go [...]
…Fiscal Federalism, Devolution Of Powers Top Agenda
Twelve years after their last gathering, Governors from the Southern part of Nigeria will on Mondayconverge in Lagos to deliberate on how to forge stronger ties for the three geo-political zones.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Mr Tunji Bello, the meeting which will be co-hosted by the Governors of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode and Akwa Ibom, Emmanuel Udom will address issues that are germane to the development of the three contiguous zones.
Bello said the meeting is in line with the realisation that the different states in the South have since 2005 developed several areas of comparative advantage which could be harnessed and become mutually beneficial.
According to him, the Governors would also be expected to adopt a common position on the issues of armed robbery, kidnapping, devolution of powers and issue of fiscal federalism which have all gained prominence of late.
“The 2017 Lagos summit of the 17 Southern Governors representing the South South, South West and South East zones is expected to come up with a communiqué after the deliberation.
“It is noteworthy to recall that the inaugural meeting of the Southern Governors took place in Lagos in 2001 under the administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Bello said.
The statement added that the predominance of views is that if the Southern States speak [...]