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By Obinna Amaobi
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his counterpart in Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Wednesday extoled the virtues of women, saying the world is in need of empowered women who are not afraid to pursue their passion in these interesting times of the global health crisis thrown up by Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 20th Edition of the Annual National Women Conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) held virtually, Sanwo-Olu said the pandemic had brought to the fore the need to critically look into empowering women to make impactful contributions to global development.
Attesting to the strength, zeal, and importance of women in the society, Sanwo-Olu said the theme of the conference – “Exploring Possibilities In a New World,” was a strong pointer to the need to play up women empowerment more than ever before.
“As the world contends with a global health crisis, the time has come for us to critically look into ways in which our women can make more impactful contributions to global development. The world is in need of empowered women who are not afraid to pursue their passion, and fulfill their potential,” the Governor said.
Sanwo-Olu, who specifically made reference to bravery of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr. (Mrs). Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, urged participants to take advantage of the conference to become better equipped to take their place in the world.