The Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, will, on Wednesday, host the wife of the President, Mrs. Aishat Buhari, and wives of governors across the country as they converged on Ibadan for the fifth edition of the National Women’s Summit.
The summit, themed, ‘The ultimate woman at a time like this,’ is being organized under the auspices of the Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA), under the leadership of the governor’s wife.
According to a statement from the Office of the wife of the Governor, the three-day event would also witness an award ceremony where some distinguished women would be specially recognized for their contributions to national development and achievements.
Among those slated for such recognition are 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.
Slated to speak at the event are Messrs. 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.
The statement added that Heritage Bank Nigeria would also receive a Special Appreciation Award for its commitment to women empowerment.
It reads, “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.
“We are also unrelenting in our quest to promote peace and unity at the local government, state and national levels.”