As the spate of child kidnapping reaches alarming rate in Lagos, a firm, Background Check International, (BCI), will today May 1 2015 flag off a national awareness and sensitisation event among working mothers in Nigeria.
The company said the event with the theme: “Averting the Rising Spate of Child Kidnapping in Nigeria”, also forms part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the country.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr Kola Olugbodi, told Daily Times, that the inaugural seminar will be coming up at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce (LCCI) Conference and Exhibition Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos by 11am.
Olugbodi said the awareness campaign will further be taken around major cities of Nigeria, adding his firm; BCI believes that education can help dust off the ignorance making the populace fall prey to kidnappers.
“Our strategy is to make those that will attend the seminars go back to their workplaces and communities and enlighten others on the causes, effects and future implications of kidnapping in any society”, the BCI managing director noted.
According to him, some other guests expected at the event include the Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Her Excellency, Mrs Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and the mother of the three kids recently kidnapped and rescued in Lagos, Mrs Bisi Orekoya.
Other participants expected at the event includes the Chief Executive Officer Lagos Working Moms, Mrs. Yetunde Williams, while a former Deputy Director of the Department of State Security, (DSS), Mr John Aderoju, will be the keynote speaker.
“Our expectation at the end of the event is that working mothers in Lagos would have been better educated on child kidnapping and armed with information on how to prevent their children falling victims”, Olugbodi explained.