By Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos

Lagos State First Lady Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has urged Nigerian women to assume a rightful position in nation building.

The governor’s wife stated this at the maiden empowerment summit organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Council

Addressing the participants 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.

She urged the participants to vote for Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for another fruitful term in office come 2023, assuring that it will be another opportunity to elevate the status of women in the quest for their inclusion in nation-building.

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In her opening 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 seeks 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.

Olujobi applauded 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, Hon Seyi Bamigbade, congratulated the women wing for the successful summit, assuring that the leadership will continue to rally support for the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

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.

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