Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and his counterpart in Edo State, Mr Goodwin Obaseki on Tuesday urged women in the country to rededicate themselves to the arduous task of nation building.
The duo who spoke at the opening ceremony of 18th National Women Conference organised by Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) in Lagos, lauded women for the roles they have been playing in societal development, saying they must continue to embrace unity of purpose and action to further add value to humanity. In his address Governor Ambode said though women have been working to complement their spouses, such cooperation and collaboration needed to be scaled up in the spirit of unity and oneness.
Ambode represented his deputy Dr. Oluranti Adebule said, “COWLSO has worked ceaselessly to complement the efforts of their spouses on government. We are proud of your achievements particularly in the area of giving hope and succour to the less privileged through donations both in cash and in kind.”The knowledge and good spiritedness exhibited in the last three editions of the conference are values that I cherish always.
“The theme for this year’s conference: ‘Strengthening Our Collective Impact,’ is very apt and a call for unity of purpose and action,” he said. While declaring the conference open, Governor Obaseki said the programme had helped in connecting the family with government, as wives of government officials had always ensured that they supported their husbands in the smooth running of government. “This is a powerful network, it is powerful because it serves as opportunity for government to reach its people in another perspective of what is going on across the state,” he said, adding that it was only the family of government officials who would be able to point them in the right direction when they appeared to derail from the track.’’
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