Key into Nigeria’s transformation drive, Ambode urges women
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, said women are critical to Nigeria’s transformation drive. Speaking at the closing ceremony of this year’s National Women’s Summit of Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) held at University of Ibadan Conference Centre, Ambode said it was important for Nigerian women to recognise the fact that the world was changing and they must use their influence to bring about positive change that would in turn cascade into every strata of the society.
“From the family unit, every woman can initiate or spark change, which can cascade upwards to every level and every sector of the nation. With focus, determination and perseverance, you can transform yourselves, your families, your communities and our country, against all odds,” he said.
He particularly urged participants at the Summit to take practical steps to apply the lessons learnt from the very enlightening, engaging and inspiring sessions, saying the success of the conference largely depends on their individual abilities to translate the values gained positively, starting from their respective homes and families, to the larger society.
Besides, the governor commended the convener and wife of Oyo State governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, saying it was on record that many lives have been positively transformed in all communities in the state through the OYSOWA initiative.Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi commended Ambode for bringing pivotal professional into governance, saying being a professional all his life, the governor has exemplified such in his dealings.He also commended women in the state for standing by their husbands against all odd.