Wives of govt officials to address economic problem at conference

By Wole Oyebade   |   09 September 2015   |   3:43 am  

Bolanle. Photo; Bellanaija

Bolanle. Photo; Bellanaija

WIFE of the Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, will lead other spouses of state officials to deliberate on economic issues and solutions at this year’s national women’s conference holding in Lagos.
 
Mrs. Ambode, at a pre-conference briefing, said the topic had become imperative in the light of challenges that the economic turbulence poses to women and families.
 
Mrs. Ambode, who is also the chairperson, Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), said it was important to help women to find relevance amidst the prevailing survival difficulties, given their role in the African society.
 
In Nigeria, and Africa at large, she observed, women were estimated to play more fundamental role in child and family survival.
 
“It is therefore on this ground that we will be examining how women can successfully turn the global unpleasant economic environment, to the advantage of their families and the society,” she said.
   
Ambode added that the conference, slated for September 16 to 18, 2015, in Lagos, will attract no fewer than 1500 participants to get new insights into establishing and maintaining good quality life; and it is expected to be an enriching experience for all participants.

The conference fee is N50,000 only.
 
Themes to be treated include: ‘The woman, the economy and challenging times’, ‘The future counts: Save today, thrive tomorrow’, ‘Skills: A sure way to sustainable wealth’ and ‘Government’s support for the women in challenging times’, among others.
 
COWLSO, which debuts in 2000, organises a yearly three-day National Women Conference to discuss issues concerning women and uses the fees and donations from the events to finance laudable and relevant projects. 
 
The high point of the conference is the recognition of outstanding women in the society. Past awardees included: – Lady Joyce Udensi; Chief (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru; Chief (Mrs.) Stella Okoli; Prof. Jadesola Akande; Prof. Grace Alele-Williams and Justice Ayo Philips, among others.
 
Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Baguda, will declare the conference open, while Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State will declare it closed.



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