Governor Abdulrazaq Declares COWLSO 2019 Open, Says His Administration Is Gender Sensitive
...As First Lady Shines At The Conference
Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has said his administration is running gender sensitive government due to strategic role of women in community development and nation building.
Governor Abdulrazaq disclosed this on Tuesday while declaring open 19th National women conference with the theme, ''Unlearn, Learn, and Relearn: 21st Century Women’s Perspectives/Approach” was organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, (COWLSO) held at Eko hotels and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.
The governor who was the Special Guest while delivering his key note address explained that his preference for women would give them sense of belonging and platform to participate in process of rebuilding Kwara for the benefits of every kwaran.
He said the state version of Social Investment Programmes would lift thousands of Kwarans out poverty, adding that his administration in less than five months has made significant impacts across the sectors.
The Kwara State First Lady Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq was also at the event to support her husband and as a special guest along with other First ladiess.
The First Lady of Nigeria, Hajiya Aisha Buhari represented by the wife of the vice president Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo was the mother of the day.
The Governor of Lagos State is the Grand Patron of COWLSO and he delivered an address also speaking about the role of women in nation building. He spoke about the role of the women in his cabinet and spoke a about the zero tolerance for refuse dumping in Lagos. Delegates were given refuse bags to separate recyclable products from waste products.
Welcoming participants to the event, the Convener of the conference and wife of the Lagos State governor, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu had stated that COWLSO, which was founded in 1974 was aimed at complementing the developmental efforts of Lagos State government.
According to her, COWLSO is committed to positively impact humanity and add value to the lives of women and children.
Other dignitaries at the event include the Speaker of the House Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and his wife; Governor of Lagos state Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo; wife of the All Progressives Congress national leader, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, among others.
Others are First Ladies of Edo, Ekiti, Taraba, Bauchi Ogun and Osun states, Betsy Obaseki, Bisi Fayemi, Zainab Haruna, Mrs. Abiodun, and Kafayat Oyetola respectively.
The wife of the Deputy Governor, Wife of the Deputy Speaker, and wives of the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries of women Affairs and Commerce accompanied Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq to the event.