The Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) held press brief today October 10, 2017 at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja ahead of the 2017 edition of National Women Conference organised by COWLSO.
While addressing the journalists, the Chairperson COWLSO and Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode said the annual conference was part of the strategic intervention of COWLSO to support the activities of the Lagos State Government, especially with regard to women development and empowerment.
Mrs Ambode said this year’s Conference, with the theme ‘She Creates, She Transforms’ will hold at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island between October 24 and 26, 2017.
She added that the theme of the conference was carefully selected and would focus on the resourcefulness of Nigerian women in the pursuit of innovative and practical solutions towards achieving sustainable development within her immediate sphere and community at large.
“You will agree with me that women are uniquely created, endowed with skills and blessed with creativity. As helpmates, we care for the family and impact our immediate environment positively. The woman out of very little creates; she transforms the little created to something bigger and better. Our transformation efforts extend to all facets of human engagement”, she said.
Other facilitators at the event are drawn from all walks of life to give insight on selected relevant topics, ranging from Networking Etiquette, Women in Agriculture, Women Empowerment, financing options and businesses among other issues.
In addition, the wife of the Governor said there would be presentation of certificates of appreciation to notable individuals and organisations for their long-standing partnership and support for COWLSO, while an award of inspirational women of the year would also be presented to a distinguished Nigerian woman achiever, who has excelled in her chosen career, mentored other women and has supported the vision of the group.
The COWLSO chairperson explained that buses would be stationed at Yaba, Mile 2, Berger, Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Ajah, to convey the women to and from the venue of the Gala Night expected to hold Wednesday, 25th October.
She also disclosed that the gala night will feature a raffle draw with opportunity for participants to win brand new cars and other mouth-watering prizes.
Mrs Ambode said the wife of the Vice President would serve as the mother of the day and also declared that the conference will open with Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel as the Special Guest of honour, while Governor Bindo Jibrilla will declare the conference closed.