Govt seeks stakeholders’ support in promoting social justice
Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Ajibola Ponle has called on stakeholders to complement efforts of government and its agencies in promoting social justice.
She made the call at a virtual webinar jointly organised by Advocacy for Social Justice and Ethical values (ASJEV) and Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC) in commemoration of year 2022 World Day of Social Justice.
She said the event was a robust avenue to sensitise the general public on the need to speak against all forms of social injustice.
The former Deputy Vice Councellor, Academic, University of Ibadan, Prof. Abideen Aderinto, while speaking on the theme, Social Justice as panacea for sustainable and impactful democracy, said social injustice is capable of deteriorating a state to total collapse of law and order.
He said social injustice, which creates distrust for government institutions, is a major factor for political apathy.
He urged government at all levels to mobilised stakeholders on policy formulation on inequalities, poverty, human right abuses, professionalism in adherence to the rule of law as well as gender balances in governance.
The Founder/Coordinator, ASJEV, Mrs. Jokotola Ogundimu, said to promote social justice in Nigeria, it is crucial to raise awareness on social injustice.
“To address social injustice, we must provide solution to the menace by eradicating poverty, promote gender equality, provide adequate jobs and provide universal well being.”
Also Chief Operating officer, Halogen School of Security Management and Technology, Dr. Adebowale Adeagbo, who spoke on building strong institution for good and sustainable government through formal employment, called for social justice where citizens are giving equal opportunities.