Wife of Vice President tasks women on development

Yinka Salaam, Osogbo

Wife of Nigeria's Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo (centre) with Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola (left) and his wife, Sherifat Aregbesola during the Osun Officials' Wives Association National Conference.

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo has advised Nigerian women to adopt periodic self-evaluation of an all-round development for possible adjustment.

Speaking at a two-day National Women Conference organised by Osun Officers’ Wives Association in Osogbo, Osinbajo stressed the importance of self-assessment as catalyst to development.

Mrs Osinbajo, who spoke on the theme of the conference: “Virtuous Woman: Pushing for Greater Development”, noted that women are expected to be harbinger of virtues that are worthy of emulation by their children and the society at large.

The wife of the Vice President lamented the recent abduction of school girls in Yobe State, blaming the occurrence on moral decadence on the society.

National peace
In their goodwill messages, Governors Abiola Ajimobi and Rauf Aregbesola of Oyo and Osun States stressed the importance of women to national peace and development.

Aregbesola, who titled his message as: “The hand that rock the cradle is the hands that rule the world”, urged women to be alive to their responsibility of motherhood and make it a primary duty to build a nation of a God fearing people.

Governor Aregbesola coordinated special prayers for the return of the abducted girls, describing the abduction as extremely painful.

The host of the conference, Sherifat Aregbesola charged participants to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the two-day National Conference.

Sammie Idika