Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire served as Deputy-Governor of Lagos State from 2011 to May 2015 and is an accomplished politician with many years of experience in public service.
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She has also served as Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Lagos State. In the latter position, Orelope-Adefulire displayed her passion as an advocate for both women’s rights and children’s rights including:
- establishing a Transit Home for the victims of domestic violence;
- constructing a state of the art facility comprising of a Home and Clinics for Physically Challenged Children so they can live a dignified life
- Producing a Yellow Card- a simplified version of the Child Rights Law for easy dissemination amongst parents and guardians to create awareness; to prevent Child Abuse; and to serve as a warning card.
In 2007 she was awarded the International Public Servant of the Year award by the Scottish Widows; a UK-based NGO and bagged the Lagos State Man of the Year award in 2009.
She is a recipient of the Guinness World Records for the most children reading aloud with an adult at a single location, which she achieved while reading with 4,222 school children in 2011.