In a decisive move aimed at upholding the welfare and well-being of vulnerable children in Lagos State, the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, under the able leadership of Honourable Commissioner Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende, has taken swift action by closing down the unregistered and unlawfully operated orphanage, “His Grace Children Home and Hostel Orphanage,” situated in Isolo.

The closure was prompted by a viral video revealing the dire conditions and illegal operations within the institution.
Honourable Ogunlende emphasized that No illegal orphanage will be allowed to operate in Lagos State.
“The State Government will not stand idly by and watch the contravention of the laid-down rules and regulations designed to establish an acceptable standard.”

In the same vein, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Pharm (Mrs) Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu said, ”times without number we have had stakeholders meeting with the registered home operators in a bid to ensure that we are on the same page of doing what is acceptable.
It is unfortunate that a thing like this can still occur. All those who have decided to go the way of illegality had better desist forthwith because we will come after them with the law.
Every home operator in the State must abide by the rules.”

His Grace Children Home and Hostel Orphanage at the time of being shut down had 7 wards, 4 adults between 18 – 25 years, and 3 children between 13 – 16 years. The orphanage was never registered with the State Government at any time.

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