The Chairman of Oyo State Local Government Service Commission, Sir Olu Akintola has played host to the executive members of Institute of Social Works (ISOW), Oyo State Chapter.
While addressing the four-man executive members, who were on advocacy visit to the Commission in his office at the Secretariat on Tuesday, the Commission boss expressed his appreciation to the team for embarking on a life-saving task of sensitizing, enlightening and creating awareness on the devastating effects which vessico vagina fistula (VVF) could have not only on the families of the victims, but the society at large.
Speaking further, Hon. Oluokun enjoined the ISOW Team not to rest on its oars, “but ensure that this menace, which is basically caused by forceful marriage of children and teenagers, as well as prolonged labour is reduced to its barest minimum, through persistent, diligent and educative awareness campaign, on our various communication media.”
In his brief remarks, the permanent secretary of the commission, Pastor Olumuyiwa Olaoye commended the executive members for the yeoman job being done by them, reminding them of the need to extend the hand of fellowship to their colleagues at the grassroots.
Other members of the Management Team of the Commission who spoke on the occasion equally lent credence to the contributions of the previous speakers.
Earlier in his opening speech, the state coordinator of the ISOW team, Mr Gbadamosi, had intimated the Management of the team’s intention to eradicate VVF in the country through the support of USAID and other foreign agencies. He added that the assignment had taken them to various parts of the country for workshops, trainings and advocacy visits. He therefore solicited the maximum cooperation of the Commission towards ensuring a successful task.
Other members of the Commission’s management team in attendance were Mr. Akeem Olatunji, director of administration; Mr. Adeola Oduola, director of Information; Mr. Ganiyu Wasiu, the director of budget; Mr. Ayobami Adedeji, the internal auditor and other principal officers, while the remaining ISOW team comprised the assistant state coordinator, Mr. Agboluaje; the state secretary, Mr. Oketayo and the state treasurer, Mrs. Kehinde.
Adeola Oduola (Mr.),
LGSC, Oyo State.