5th National Women’s Summit: Mrs Buhari, 36 States Governors Wives storm Ibadan Wednesday


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aishat Buhari and wives of the 36 states governors in the country are to converge on Ibadan tomorrow Wednesday for the fifth edition of the National Women’s Summit.
According to a statement from the Office of the wife of Oyo state Governor, Chief Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the three-day summit with the theme, ‘The ultimate woman at a time like this,’ is being organized by the Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA), under the leadership of the governor’s wife.
The statement added that the three-day event is to witness an award ceremony for some distinguished women on their contributions to national development and achievements.
“OYSOWA is determined to, amongst a variety of objectives, effect positive change in the physical, emotional, social and economic well-being of families and communities through the empowerment of women in Oyo state,” it said.
It gave names of those slated for recognition as the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mrs Folake Sholanke; wife of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola; and the first female Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu among others.
President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chief Onikepo Akande; leading industrialist, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika; an indigene of Oyo State, who emerged the 2016 best graduating medical student at the International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan, Miss. Oluwatoyin Islamiyat Abdukadir, Pastor Omowumi Popoola and Heritage Bank Nigeria with a Special Appreciation Award for its commitment to women empowerment.
“We are also poised to inspire women of Oyo State to reach beyond existing boundaries and attain great achievements by providing them with right knowledge and resources, as well as to restore grace, dignity and hope to our women”.
Speakers at the summit are Messrs Nimi Akinkugbe of Bestman Games Ltd.; Nike Adeyemi of The Real Woman Foundation; Foluke K. Abdul-Rasaq of UBA Nigeria; and Tara Fela-Durotoye of House of Tara
OYSOWA however added “we are also unrelenting in our quest to promote peace and unity at the local government, state and national levels.”


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