Ajimobi’s wife hosts Charles Taylor’s ex-wife, others at women conference

Florence Ajimobi

Senator (Dr) Jewel Taylor, ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor of Liberia will join wives of 21 governors across Nigeria for the 2017 Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) annual conference, starting on Wednesday, December 6 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Convener of the conference and wife of the Oyo State Governor, Florence Ajimobi, will also welcome former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Mrs. Joice Mujuru.

Jewel was married to Charles Taylor from 1997 to 2006.

The three-day conference will hold at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan by 8am daily.

Mrs Ajimobi stated that feminists, gender specialists and top women entrepreneurs will also be joined by other 1000 women delegates, adding that the theme of this year’s conference is “The Resilient Woman, Making a Difference”.

Governors wives will come from Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Zamfara, Kebbi, Enugu, Abia, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Jigawa, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi, Sokoto and Kwara.

Ajimobi added that the theme of this year’s event is to underscore the strategic role of women in nation building, stressing that over 10,000 women had been empowered with life-changing business ideas, knowledge and financial support since the conference started six years ago.

“OYSOWA is a phenomenon that has come to stay and I congratulate the women in Oyo State for this achievement. Our 2017 conference is poised to be a memorable one. We are expecting more than 1000 delegates across the country,” Mrs Ajimobi said.