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Siju’s AWC 2021 strengthens the core of womanhood

By Maria Diamond
20 November 2021   |   2:50 am
Channelled towards strengthening the core of womanhood, the 2021 Arise Women Conference (AWC) themed “Revive” was graced by prominent women from all over the country.

First Lady of Kwara State, Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq (left); Convener Arise Women, Dr Siju Iluyomade; Wife of Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat; Iyalode of Lagos, Alhaja Bintu Tinubu and Medical Director, Infectious Disease Hospital (Yaba Isolation Centre) Dr. Abimbola Bowale, During the 2021 Arise Women Conference in Lagos.

Channelled towards strengthening the core of womanhood, the 2021 Arise Women Conference (AWC) themed “Revive” was graced by prominent women from all over the country.
   
Though the AWC is a women-oriented event, both men and women from all walks of life, and the nook and cranny of the city of Lagos where the event took place recently were not left out.

  
The Host and Convener, Dr. Siju Iluyomade who could not contain her joy at the massive turn up of participants that filled the halls of the RCCG City of David in Victoria Island to capacity, welcomed guests and participants all dressed in beautifully made Nigerian Ankara attire.
  
In her opening speech Siju, who said women are the strength of a nation, reminded participants about the awesomeness of womanhood when she said, “A woman is the creative force of the universe and life begins in her womb. “The ideology behind this year’s thematic preoccupation ‘Revive’ is a deliberate choice to change the status quo of the ravaging pandemic that has put people down. Many got into depression and we saw an upsurge in physical and mental health issues which was further amplified by economic hardship. However, in times of grave devastation, God and the world are expecting the woman to arise.”
  
She further admonished women to lead and shake off lethargy, complacency, lack of concern, and lack of active participation in nation-building. “Women must turn on revival in every area of their national and personal life.”
  
In her remark, Kwara State First Lady, Olufolake Abdulrazaq who commended Dr. Siju for such a great conference noted the necessity for women to be economically viable and the need for them to hold on to the men called “He for She” as these men help women attain a great height of success.
  
The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello narrated how she broke the glass ceiling to become VC hence paving way for other women to work hard towards attaining whatever level of greatness they desire. She said: “In a male-dominated world, women have to work twice as hard. Never give up, have a goal, acquire the needed skills and education to reach your goal and do not forget the God factor.”