Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fowoso Conceived To Impact Women At The Grassroots – Mrs. Akeredolu

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu -Akeredolu has again restated that she founded the Forum Of Wives Of State Officials (FOWOSO) in order to bring empowerment to women at the grassroots as against insinuations that it is an elitist platform.

This assertion was made on behalf of the First Lady during a sensitisation visit to the management of Ondo State Radiovision Corporation, OSRC by the Chairman of the 2019 FOWOSO Summit, Mrs. Mercy Femi-Idris.

According to her, FOWOSO has in the last two years empowered thousands of women most especially the less privileged across the 18 local government areas of the state.

While emphasizing that through the programme, majority of masses have equipped themselves with skills and have also acquired business kits such as grinding machines, sewing machines, hair dryers, among others, Mrs. Akeredolu also affirmed that youths as well as the physically challenged were not left out as they were also empowered with laptops and wheel chairs across the 18 local governments irrespective of political affiliations.

In his response, the Chairman, OSRC, Mr. Kunle Adebayo commended Mrs. Akeredolu for her giant strides in complimenting the efforts of the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, just as he honoured her with an Award for her Outstanding Performance saying all her programmes are genuinely conceived to impact lives as against propagandist agenda of many other wives of successive governors.

Mr. Adebayo also used the opportunity to assure FOWOSO of adequate coverage of its forthcoming Summit.

The Award for Outstanding Performance was received on behalf of the First Lady by the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Titi Adeyemi who noted that the honour would spur Mrs. Akeredolu to do more.

Mrs. Adeyemi while also highlighting some of the lined up activities for the Summit said the 2nd FOWOSO Summit with the theme, “Prioritising Women’s Health and Wellbeing in Nigeria” would kick off on December 4th and climax on the 5th of December, 2019 at the International Events Centre, The Dome, Akure.

Other members of the committee on the team include the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr Wunmi Ilawole, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Affairs, Mrs. Magaret Atere and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilization from the three Senatorial Districts Mrs. Akeju (North) Mrs. Ronke Ojo (Central), Mrs. Morenike Alaka (South) and the Press Secretary to Her Excellency, Oluwatobiloba Fademi.

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