.Drums support for APC, hubby, Tinubu/Shettima
By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged Nigerian women to assume a rightful position in nation building by participating actively in politics.
Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, gave the charge at the maiden empowerment summit organized by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Professionals Council.
Speaking at the summit, training and empowerment programme which took place at NUT Pavillion, Alausa Ikeja, with the theme, “Women, Critical Catalysts for Development,” the governor’s wife, represented by Mrs. Anike Adekanye, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of Education District 2, Maryland, Lagos, said the time has come for women to leave their comfort zones and take their rightful position in the country’s leadership mechanism.
She said women are pillars in the home community and as such possess greater influence in nation building, urging them to synergise and deploy their strength to be part of the governance of the nation.
Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, urged the participants to vote for her husband, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for another fruitful term in office, and the presidential candidate of APC, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, come 2023, assuring that “it will be another opportunity to elevate the status of women in the quest for their inclusion in nation building.”
In her remark, the Lagos State Women Director of the APC Professionals Council who doubles as Lagos State APC Deputy women Leader, Bola Badmus Olujobi said the event aimed to equip women with the needed knowledge and skills in order to make them viable in the labour market as well as deepening their entrepreneurial skills to become employers of labour.
She said women are great assets to the country and must be put into full economic use to reduce poverty and hunger, a situation that will raise standards of living.
Badmus Olujobi, however, commended the women wing of the council under the leadership of Ronke Soyombo, a Special Adviser on Education to Ogun State who is the coordinator for being at the forefront in initiating policies that will empower women for greater exploits.
Earlier, the National Director General of the Council, Seyi Bamigbade, congratulated the women wing for the successful summit, assuring that the leadership would continue to galvanize support for APC Presidential candidate Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima in 2023 general polls.
According to him, such programmes and others are eloquent testimonies to how much the APC government is committed towards the enhancement of welfare of women.