The year 2020 edition of Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) will hold virtually in line with COVID-19 safety protocol.
This was disclosed on Thursday at a pre-event press briefing to announce activities lined up for the conference addressed by the COWLSO chairman and wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
She explained that the minimal number of 200 including dignitaries, resource persons, and participants will be at the venue of the physical conference at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, “from where activities of the Conference will be beamed live to the public,” and about 6000 people are expected to participate virtually.
She added that all relevant and necessary Covid-19 guidelines will be strictly adhered to at the physical venue, while only accredited individuals will gain access to the said physical venue.
The conference which is the 20th in the series is with the theme: ‘Exploring the possibilities in a new world’ will hold on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of this month and will be declared open by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Aisha Buhari while Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun will be the Special Guest of Honour at the Opening Ceremony.
Among activities lined up are lectures, presentation of the Inspirational Woman Of The Year Award, as well as Outstanding Achievements Awards to three individuals and a ‘Walk against rape and domestic violence by COWLSO which comes up on Saturday, October 8 from Ndubuisi Kanu Park to Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, there will however be no Gala night because of COVID-19 protocol.
Mrs Sanwo-Olu said the theme for this year is, “Geared towards equipping participants with the skills and information to cope and stay above board in these interesting times when the world is contending with an unplanned, unanticipated and unprecedented health crisis in human existence – COVID-19 pandemic.
“As it is the tradition of the conference to strategically empower women to contribute positively to the development of the state and Nigeria at large, this year’s theme was carefully selected in line with the “New Normal” that is now the order of the day.
“COVID-19 has practically changed life as we used to know it. We now have the “New Normal” and the “New Realities” in all spheres of human endeavour, and as a proactive organization, COWLSO is already thinking Post-COVID where women can explore possibilities in a new world and take good advantage of an unprecedented crisis.”