Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

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.

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