Lagos State government yesterday shut down another illegal orphanage at Gbetewo village in Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Badagary and rescued 24 children. It was learnt that home, Labour for God, was shut while the operator absconded on arrival of government officials. Ages of the children rescued during the operation start from four months. Also rescued was a 17-yearold pregnant girl.
The existence of the home came to the notice of the Research Department of Ministry of Youth and Social Development through a distress call which detailed the activities of the home to enforcement officers who swing into action to carry out the rescue operation.
Briefing journalists about the operation at Alausa, the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Hon. Agboola Dabiri, said the state was not going back on its words to shut all illegal homes. According to him, children’s right is a priority to be protected.