The 2017 OYSOWA Conference kicks off today in Ibadan
Today which is December 6 is the commencement of the 2017 edition of the annual Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) conference. The theme of this year’s event, according to the organizers, is to underscore the strategic role of women in nation building,
In a statement made available to IBPulse by ‘Toye Arulogun, Oyo state’s Commissioner for information, culture and tourism, about 21 wives of the governors from the states of the federation, former Liberia First Lady Senator Dr Jewel Howard-Taylor and a former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Mrs. Joice Mujuru are expected to grace the 2017 Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA) annual conference, which starts today Wednesday December 6, 2017 and ends December 8, 2017 at the International Conference Centre, ICC, University of Ibadan by 8am daily.
Participants at the conference will discuss issues capable of advancing the course of women.
The convener of the OYSOWA conference and wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi stated that feminists, gender specialists and top women entrepreneurs will also be joined by other 1000 women delegates, adding that the theme of this year’s conference is ‘The resilient woman, making a difference’.
“OYSOWA is a phenomenon that has come to stay and I congratulate the women in Oyo State for this achievement. Our 2017 conference is poised to be a memorable one. We are expecting more than 1000 delegates across the country,” Mrs Ajimobi said.
The conference will be attended by the wives of the governors of Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Zamfara, Kebbi, Enugu, Abia, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Jigawa, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi, Sokoto and Kwara.
The first lady noted that over 10,000 women had been empowered with life-changing business ideas, knowledge and financial support since the conference started six years ago.