The Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation

The Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation was established in 1999. Prior to its becoming a full -fledged Ministry, it had passed through various stages of evolvement. Initially, it used to be a Department of Women and Children in the Ministry of Youths, Sports and Social Welfare. It was later upgraded to a Bureau under the Governor’s Office. Subsequently, it metamorphosed into Women Commission in 1993 by Decree 42 of 1992.

It eventually became a full- fledged Ministry by virtue of Lagos State Official Gazette No 7, Vol. 34 of 22ND   March 2001. Since then, the scope of its activities has continued to expand to cover a wide spectrum of sectors in the State.  

 

 

 

Vision    

To Sustainably Reduce Poverty in Lagos State

 

Mission

 

Women Development and Poverty Reduction as a Means to attaining Sustainable Growth through efficient and Prompt Service Delivery.

  

 

 

DEPARTMENTS, UNITS AND AGENCY

The Ministry comprises of the following Departments

Administration and Human Resources

Women Affairs

Child Development

Poverty Alleviation

Planning, Research and Statistics

Accounts

Units;

Skill Acquisition Development Unit (SADU)

Procurement

Audit

 Public Affairs

 Legal

 AGENCY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF WAPA

Women Development Centre (WDC), Oba Ogunji Street, Agege.

Homes under the supervision of the Ministry

—  Ketu Special Children Center (KSCC), Agboyi, Ketu, Lagos.

—  Motherless Babies Home, Lekki, Lagos.

—  Transit Home/Shelter, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos.