Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo; Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom; and his counterpart in Adamawa State, Jibrilla Bindo, are among top dignitaries expected to grace the 2017 edition of the national women conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO).
Addressing journalists at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa on Wednesday, wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode, said Mrs. Osinbajo would serve as the mother of the day and also declare the conference open with Governor Udom as special guest of honour, while Governor Bindo will declare the conference closed.
Mrs. Ambode said this year’s conference, which has its theme as ‘She Creates, She Transforms’, will hold between October 24 and 26 at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island.
She said the theme of the conference was carefully selected and would focus on the ingenuity of Nigerian women in the pursuit of innovative and practical solutions towards achieving sustainable development within her immediate sphere and community at large.
“You will agree with me that women are uniquely created, endowed with skills and blessed with creativity. As helpmates, we care for the family and impact our immediate environment positively. The woman out of very little creates; she transforms the little created to something bigger and better. Our transformation efforts extend to all facets of human engagement”, she said.
Mrs Ambode said there would be presentation of certificates of appreciation to notable individuals and organisations for their long-standing partnership and support for COWLSO, while an award of inspirational women of the year would also be presented to a distinguished Nigerian woman achiever, who has excelled in her chosen career, mentored other women and has supported the vision of the group.