Lagos State First Lady, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has said the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) has set in place all necessary arrangement to convene the 21st National Women Conference.
According to the First Lady in a press conference to highlight the agenda for the conference, the schedule for this year’s arrangements is set for Tuesday 26th and 28th October.
She disclosed that the 2021 conference themed “Awake” is set to awaken women to move in tune with modern realities to build capacities towards the myriads of challenges confronting the nation.
She further disclosed that Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has been slated for the “mother of the day”, as Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu would declare the conference open and his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki is scheduled to close the conference.
Sanwo-Olu said the Conference is aimed at gathering women together with seminars to learn capacity and utilise same in the communities for contributory development.
On the enrolment for the conference, she said the registration for the participants on sight would be for N100,000, while 20,000 goes for online participants.
According to her, the Committee will be working in connection with the Ministry of Education to channel the proceeds from the conference into pressing demands in the education sector.
She disclosed that topics under discussion which are to be treated by seasoned experts during the conference, would among others include talks on health (cancer), substance abuse, youth restiveness, roles of record keeping, savings, women leadership and relevance to development, women in politics, family planning and national issues among others.
The first lady who spoke on why women need to adjust to accommodate new technologies in their dealings, said the online participants could utilise such channels as life streaming on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram among other platforms to participate in the conference.
On the list of the programmes she mentioned would be incorporated into this year’s conference are Introducing inspirational youth award, COWLSO market avenue and service rendering, such as free legal clinics and medical checkups, Gala night and raffle draws with exciting prizes.
She assured plans have been set as ongoing development are taking course to convene a befitting and hitch free conference.
In her remarks, the Co-convener, Vice Chairman of COWLSO and wife of Lagos State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Oluremi Hamzat appreciated stakeholders for their cooperation towards convening a successful conference.