Lagos: Orphanage homes charged on best professional conduct
Founders and operators of Homes and Orphanages in Lagos State have been charged to adhere to laid down rules and regulations to give the children in their homes proper care in line with international best practices.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Mrs Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu, made the call in her opening remarks at a Stakeholders’ Meeting with Founders and Operators of Orphanages and Children Homes held yesterday at the Secretariat, Alausa.
Oke-Osanyintolu stated that the essence of this stakeholders’ meeting is for the Ministry of Youth and Social Development interface with Home operators with the aim of fashioning out ways for the children to be properly taken care of.
In his goodwill message, the National President, Association of Orphanages and Homes Operators in Nigeria, Rev. Gabriel Oyedeji, noted that Lagos State is the first to be registered as a member of ASOHON, adding that the association is poised to collaborate with the ministry for improved orphanages.