Nigeria’s first lady is in Ibadan today for the National Women’s Summit hosted by Florence Ajimobi
The Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, will, today Wednesday, host the wife of the President, Mrs. Aishat Buhari, and wives of Governors across the country as they converge in Ibadan for the fifth edition of the National Women’s Summit.
The theme for the summit is The Ultimate Woman At A Time Like This, and is being put together by the Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) led by Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi.
A state issued by the Office of the wife of the Governor and made available to IBPulse revealed that the three-day event would also witness an award ceremony. Some of nominees for the awards include the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Folake Sholanke; wife of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola; and the first female Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu.
Others are President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chief Onikepo Akande; leading industrialist, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika; an indigene of Oyo State, who emerged the 2016 best graduating medical student at the International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan, Miss. Oluwatoyin Islamiyat Abdukadir and Pastor Omowumi Popoola.
Speakers at the summit include Nimi Akinkugbe of Bestman Games Ltd.; Nike Adeyemi of The Real Woman Foundation; Foluke K. Abdul-Rasaq of UBA Nigeria; and Tara Fela-Durotoye of House of Tara.
“OYSOWA is determined to, amongst a variety of objectives, effect positive change in the physical, emotional, social and economic well-being of families and communities through the empowerment of women in Oyo state. We are also poised to inspire women of Oyo State to reach beyond existing boundaries and attain great achievements by providing them with right knowledge and resources, as well as to restore grace, dignity and hope to our women,” organizers stated. “We are also unrelenting in our quest to promote peace and unity at the local government, state and national levels.”