Women Charged To Be Aggressive In Contributing To Development Of Nigeria


Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (m), and his wife, Bolanle (2nd right); rep. of Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Matis Babale (2nd right); Adamawa State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Alhaji Ahmed Sojo (r); and chairperson, conference planning committee, Dr. (Mrs.) Arinola Oluwo, during the closing ceremony of the 17th National Women’s Conference of the Committee, in Lagos, on Thursday, 26th October, 2017.

LAGOS OCTOBER 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO, has charged women to be positively aggressive and assertive in words to contribute to the development of the nation.
This was one of the recommendations at this year’s National Women’s Conference organized by COWLSO at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Delivering her closing remarks, the wife of the Lagos State Governor and Chairman, COWLSO, Mrs Bolanle Ambode urged participants at the conference to make use of what they learnt for their personal benefits.
Mrs. Ambode said women should key into the area of entrepreneurship at this challenging period to make positive impact.
In the area of agriculture, she challenged women to have good mentors, be consistent and persist in doing things right as challenges were stepping stones that did not kill.
She also urged them to take advantage of the paradigm shift from crude oil, which is leading to a major leap for the agricultural sector.
The wife of the governor said one of the things learnt during the conference was that, stress contributed to death of six out of 10 people worldwide, adding that as such, women should conduct annual comprehensive medical checkups, exercise regularly, maintain ideal body weight and shun habits like smoking, hard drugs, among others.
Speaking, Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode tasked women to implement all 21 resolutions reached at this year’s COWLSO Conference ahead of the 2018 edition.
The governor reiterated government’s commitment towards supporting the course of women in Lagos State.
The special guest of honour, the governor of Adamawa State, Bindo Jibrilla, represented by his deputy, Matis Babale, in declaring the conference closed urged women to be nation builders. He charged them to be creative and industrious, so as to positively transform the family, community and the nation at large.
The communique read by Prof. Ibiyemi Bello also charged women to embrace entrepreneurial disposition which would be helpful in overcoming challenging situations.
The conference said there should be more advocacy to encourage women to explore their innate abilities to make a difference.
The conference charged women to source for funds through grants equity and debt financing.
The conference also urged government to provide land and conducive environment for women farmers, adding that women could source funds through grants, equity and debt financing, among others.
The Communique urged government to provide more opportunities and full support for young women and youths, to acquire skills for agri-business, while women should be empowered to take care of the family, community and nation, among others.
Recall that 3 cars were won last year, while 6 brand new cars, comprising of 1 Hyundai 110 and 5 MG cars were won alongside all expenses paid trips to Dubai among other gifts won at the gala night.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to friends of COWLSO-Chief Micheal Ade-Ojo; Chi-Nig.Limited and Chevron Nigeria Limited.

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