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Thursday, 3 September 2015
Ambode unveils programme for 2015 National Women Conference .
Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, on Thursday unveiled the lineup of events for the forthcoming Annual National Conference of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), scheduled to hold from Wednesday, 16 to Friday, 18September, 2015.
Ambode, while briefing journalists at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, said the theme of this year’s conference, ‘Relevance in Economic Turbulence’, would among other things, examine the role of women in economic downturn, especially to orientate them on how they can successfully turn the unpleasant global economic environment to the advantage of their families and society in general.
She said over 1,500 participants are being expected to attend, just as she assured that the conference will provide new insights into establishing and maintaining good quality life and is expected to be an enriching experience for all participants.
“The conference will provide new insights into establishing and maintaining good quality life and is expected to be an enriching experience for all participants”, she said.
Responding to a question on the criteria of the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award, Mrs. Ambode, who is the Chairman of COWLSO, said though the award is strictly for a distinguished Nigerian Woman, who has excelled in her chosen career and mentored other women, it is also important that such women shares and supports the vision of COWLSO.
“There is no way any woman any woman who has mentored other women, through her activities in her chosen career, won’t share the vision of COWLSO. There will also be a presentation of certificates of appreciation to notable individuals to recognize others who were nominated for the receipt of the award”, she said.
She listed some of the selected topics to be treated at the conference to include ‘The Woman, The Economy and Challenging Times, The Future Counts-Save Today ThriveTomorrow, Skills- A Sure Way To Sustainable Wealth And Government’s Support For The Women In Challenging Times’, among others.
She said that the conference will be declared open by the Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu and declared closed by the governor of the State of Osun Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, adding that the conference fee is N50, 000 only.
She also listed some of the resource persons expected to speak at the Conference to include the former Head of Women In Business (WIMBIZ), Mrs. Toyin Adeniji, Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Bola Dapo-Thomas among others.
She said the Conference which will hold at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites, will be streamed live on the internet to afford social media enthusiasts the opportunity to be part of the event from anywhere in the world.