From right: Kwara State Director of NOA, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi, representative of the first lady of Kwara State, Permanent Secretary State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Afsah Ibrahim and NCWS President. Photo: AbdulRazaq Bello
First Lady of Kwara State, Dr Olufolake Abdulrazaq has advocated education and empowerment of womenfolk to halt their vulnerability in the society.
Dr Olufolake gave this indication while speaking at a Press Conference to commemorate the 2021 International Women’s Day, with the Themed “Women in Leadership: Achieving An Equal Future in a COVID 19 World -Choose to Challenge” facilitated by Global Hope for Women and Children Foundation, in Ilorin
Represented by Alhaji Abdulganiyu Opeloyeru, the governor’s wife explained that she had shouldered the responsibility of women empowerment through her NGO.
Also Speaking, Permanent Secretary, State Ministry for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Afusah Ibrahim reaffirmed the state government’s resolve towards women and children emancipation in the state.
In her remark, Chief Executive Officer, Global Hope for Women and Children Foundation, Mrs Christy Abayomi-Oluwole called for more women in elective and appointive positions in order to contribute their quota to the development of the country as demonstrated in Germany, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and New Zealand
Mrs Abayomi-Oluwole stressed the need for eradication of gender inequality and harmful traditional practices like female genital mutilation and child slavery.
There were goodwill messages from the Kwara State Director of NOA, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi, representative of Association of Women Voters, Hajia Bilqis Oladimeji, National Council for Women Society among others.