Lagos State has seen 340 reported cases of husbands being physically assaulted by their wives between September 2022 and July 2023.

This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of the Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, DSVA, Titilola Vivour-Adeniinim in a quarterly report by the agency.

Executive Secretary of the Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA Titilola Vivour-Adeniinim

She also reported an increase in the number of reports by male victims of domestic violence.

According to Vivour, the increase in reported incidents by male victims reflects a twofold rise in recent years.

Simultaneously, the Lagos State Government has launched a monitoring and evaluation initiative across the state’s six education districts via the Joint Task Force on Implementation of the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection.

The task force comprises representatives from various government agencies, focusing on ensuring compliance in schools.

Vivour-Adeniyi mentioned that the monitoring began on October 31, 2023, starting at Lagos City College, Sabo-Yaba.

More than 200 schools in Education areas 4 and 5 have been involved, with over 90 schools already visited to assess and ensure adherence to the directives.