The Commissioner, Ministry of Youths and Social Development, Lagos State, Mr. Segun Dawodu has revealed the state’s willingness to implement the policy on sexual education across gender.
Making the disclosure in a media briefing in Lagos recently, he said the state opted for the 2019 National Youth Policy with a view to entrenching a sustainable youth agenda that would birth and enhance their quality of life.
He said: “This document outlines the range of activities necessary to translate the youth policy into feasible programmes for the overall benefits of our youths.
“The action plan and implementation strategy contain well laid out and focused programmes structured to reflect the specific goals and objectives of the Lagos State youth policy.”
The commissioner, however, noted that social-economic issues, new and innovative opportunities and peculiarities of the state made a review of the existing policy inevitable and essential.
He said the policy of sexual education document was intended to translate the plan into action, adding that the focus was on key strategy areas, goals, objectives, activities and verifiable outcomes.
“Adolescents and young people are a vulnerable segment of the population susceptible to violence, abuse, exploitation and harmful health consequences due to poor sexual and reproductive health decision or choice,” he added.