COWLSO ’22: Nigerian women charged to take lead in decision-making spaces

..as Mrs. Akeredolu joins other First Ladies for 22nd Women Conf. Gala night in Lagos

Women have been described as key to sustainable development and quality of life in the family and society, and should therefore, take the lead in all decision making spaces.

It was submitted that women, who played a huge role in the educational development of their families and consequently, the nation, must be great educational resources themselves before they could be able to ensure their children maximize potential.

Above was the submission of stakeholders at the 22nd National Women’s Conference, organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO, held at Eko hotels and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

Ondo First Lady with her Osun State counterpart, M Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola

The three day event captured lectures on issues that bother on women’s welfare and their roles in nation building.

Speaking on the role of women in educational development in Nigeria, Mrs. Adedoyin Adesina who is the Executive Officer of Corona Schools’ Trust Council, averred that a dearth of educated women in the academic space will mean lack of agile educational systems that could adequately cater to the fast changing and ever rising demands education now and in the future.

Stressing the need for female education, the speaker asserted that an educated woman would raise healthier families, help reduce maternal mortality, poverty, illiteracy, and could change a generation trajectory.

Also speaking on ‘Mastering Parenting in the Gen-Z World’, the Founder of The International Parent Academy, Mrs. Wendy Ologe , emphasised the need for mothers to teach their children to solve problems independently.

Mrs. Akeredolu with Ondo State’s delegates at the dinner

The speaker, who defined Generation-Z as those born between 1997-2012, said raising a successful and balanced child in this competitive world is a great task, charged mothers to promote communication skills in the family with social and cultural understanding.

She decried the rate at which women allowed internet to occupy human feeling that children are naturally bound to get from mothers, and enjoined women to pay attention to their children’s activities.

The day two activities of the conference ended with a gala night which was attended by the First Lady of Ondo State, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, whose women from Ondo state actively participated in the conference.

Mrs Akeredolu with the wife of former Governor of Lagos state Mrs. Dame Fashola

Dignitaries at the event included the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his wife Ibijoke, wive of Osun State governor, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola, and Wives of former Governors of Lagos state, Mrs. Abimbola Jakande, Mrs. Dame Fashola, and Mrs. Kanu Nduibusi, Mrs. Josephine Aigbe, amongst others.

Mary Agidi
Special Assistant to Ondo State Governor on Media
(Office of the First Lady)
Oct. 20th, 2022

Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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