By Juliet Ebirim

The Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation led by the Hon. Commissioner of WAPA, Dr Lola Akande held their annual WAPA Connect Conference on Thursday, 8th June with the theme “Fostering Domestic Harmony through Multi Perspective Analysis & Graphic Display/Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century”

Guests at WAPA Conference

Some of the dignitaries in attendance include the wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, representative of the Governor and Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Hon. Lola Akande, Lagos State Head of Service – Mrs. Olabowale Ademola, Senior Special Assistant to the President on the Diaspora – Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa among others.

Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) founder, Dr Kemi Da Silva-Ibru was one of the speakers at the event highlighting the prevention of sexual assault and rape in communities. She stated the harrowing statistics of the problems in the society and suggested ways of addressing the primary prevention as well as immediate and long term intervention strategies that should be adopted to successfully address the problem.

Other speakers at the event include Lanre Olusola, Praise Fowowe and Akinlami Taiwo.

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