The Lagos State Government and the United States Agency for International Development have inaugurated the Association for Reproductive and Family Health – Integrated Child Health and Social Services project to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers in the state.
The wife of the Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this on Thursday, commended the USAID for the resources deployed in the orphan and vulnerable children project in the state.
She said, “The impact of the project would be greatly felt, and will go a long way to reshape the lives of the orphans and vulnerable children.”
Sanwo-Olu, who was honoured at the occasion as the Grand Ambassador for Orphans and Vulnerable Children by the Association of Reproductive and Family Health commended the support channelled towards the project.
“I applaud the state’s Ministry of Youth and Social Development for producing orphan and vulnerable children state operational plan, which will help in the implementation of the USAID project,” she added.
Similarly, the Commissioner, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Mr. Segun Dawodu, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Olugbenga Ayoola Aina, noted that thousands of Lagosians had benefited from projects by the USAID.