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Sanwo-Olu’s wife urges deliberate effort to debunk myths against women’s rights, parenting

By Gbenga Salau
07 July 2022   |   4:00 am
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has called for a deliberate effort to debunk myths against the rights of women and parenting, saying the reality of today has made it imperative for the modern woman to be adequately equipped and empowered.

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has called for a deliberate effort to debunk myths against the rights of women and parenting, saying the reality of today has made it imperative for the modern woman to be adequately equipped and empowered.

She, therefore, urged women to assume their rightful position to contribute their quota to the development of the country.

The governor’s wife gave the charge in Lagos during the Muslims sister’s seminar with the theme, “Women: Nurturing Lives to Secure a Better Future,” organised by her office.

She said the seminar was conceived in line with the vision of her office to impact lives and build legacies, adding that the event was carefully planned to serve as forerunner to the forthcoming Eid-el-Adha festival, which exemplifies sacrifice, love, unity and wilful obedience to Allah’s command.

She implored parents to strive and be at par and even think far ahead of their children who are now smarter than their age as a result of the exposure they have had owing to interaction with social media and their peers.

She urged participants to seize the opportunity offered by the seminar to ensure that the objectives of the initiative are met.

In his message, Chief Imam of Lagos, Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abou-Nola, represented by Imam Musbauhudeen Gaji, recommended that the seminar should be held twice yearly to cascade the message to more women in tandem with the instruction of Prophet Muhammad to his wife, Aisha, to gather women together and teach them lessons on virtuous living and parenting.

Also, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Abiodun Alabi, urged women to be wary of jumping at any business deal, and always deploy artificial intelligence, such as the installation of CCTV and general employment of technology to prevent crime.