Wife of the Vice President has called on Nigerian women to rise up to societal needs by supporting their husbands in the quest to move the nation forward.
Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, who was a keynote speaker at the Second National Women’s Conference on Tuesday in Osogbo, described women as vanguards of development.
She said the role of women in the achievement of sustainable development and national unity could not be over-emphasised
The conference had as theme: “Woman, Pioneer of Change for Inclusive Participation in Development”.
Corroborating Osinbajo’s position, the State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola described women as nation builders and a boost to sustainable development.
He said women across the world deserve recognition and commendation as molders of all builders of nations across the globe.
“Women are noted the world over as great managers of men and resources and indispensable supporters of successful ventures.
“The real strength of a nation emanates from families where its builders are molded. These nation builders are armed with the ethos of character and zeal imbued in them mostly by mothers.
“As a nation in need of change to regain our desired rebirth, the source of such reawakening can only genuinely come from the women,” Oyetola said.
The Governor noted that women in Osun had been given a pride of place as government remains conscious of their rights, capacity and welfare.
In a welcome address, the wife of the Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, thanked the State government for its continuous support to women.
She pledged that women under her watch will continue to discharge their role as the mother of the nation.
The event attracted the wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of Ekiti Governor, Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ogun Governor, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, among others dignitaries.