The Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation was established in 1999. Prior to its becoming a full -fledged Ministry, it had passed through various stages of evolvement. Initially, it used to be a Department of Women and Children in the Ministry of Youths, Sports and Social Welfare. It was later upgraded to a Bureau under the Governor’s Office. Subsequently, it metamorphosed into Women Commission in 1993 by Decree 42 of 1992.
It eventually became a full- fledged Ministry by virtue of Lagos State Official Gazette No 7, Vol. 34 of 22ND March 2001. Since then, the scope of its activities has continued to expand to cover a wide spectrum of sectors in the State.
To Sustainably Reduce Poverty in Lagos State
Women Development and Poverty Reduction as a Means to attaining Sustainable Growth through efficient and Prompt Service Delivery.
DEPARTMENTS, UNITS AND AGENCY
The Ministry comprises of the following Departments
Administration and Human Resources
Planning, Research and Statistics
Skill Acquisition Development Unit (SADU)
AGENCY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF WAPA
Women Development Centre (WDC), Oba Ogunji Street, Agege.
Homes under the supervision of the Ministry
Ketu Special Children Center (KSCC), Agboyi, Ketu, Lagos.
Motherless Babies Home, Lekki, Lagos.
Transit Home/Shelter, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos.