Sanwo-Olu’s wife dissociates self from planned arrest of mentally challenged
The wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-olu has dissociated her office from the plan by a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) to remove mentally challenged people from the streets of Lagos.
The first lady said whilst it was true that South-Westhire Health Trust paid a courtesy visit to the first lady to solicit for partnership, she made it clear that some background checks would have to be conducted to ascertain the safety of the mentally challenged persons to be removed from the streets.
In a statement, Sanwo-Olu said: “The attention of the Office of First Lady of Lagos State has been drawn to a Brochure of events by a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) that goes by the name; “South-Westhire Health Trust” planning to remove mentally challenged people from the streets of Lagos between November 12 and 20, 2019.
“In the brochure, the management of South-Westshire Health Trust purportedly claimed that the planned removal of the mentally challenged persons from the streets is in partnership with the Office of the First Lady of Lagos State.
“Without getting due approval from the Office of the First Lady, South-Westshire Health Trust went on to print the said brochure in a preposterous manner and attributed the initiative to the First Lady. The general public is hereby urged to disregard the claim purportedly linking the Office of the First Lady to the programme in its entirety.”