Mrs Bolanle Ambode Urges Women to Acquire Creative Skills

Mrs Bolanle Ambode
“Lagos State
Governor’s wife, Mrs Bolanle Ambode yesterday urged women to embrace creative
entrepreneurship skills for sustainable development within the family and
communities.”- The Nation
Addressing
reporters at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Mrs Ambode, who is the
Chairperson of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), said
women as helpmates were uniquely created and endowed with skills to impact
positively on the family, environment and society.
She said:
“You will agree with me that women are blessed with creative skills that out of
very little she creates something and she can even transform the little created
to something bigger and better. Empowered women can become not only
wage-earners but also job-creators and this is imperative for eradicating
poverty in our nation.
“We,
therefore, call on women who wish to make a difference for themselves and their
families to adapt to new challenges and keep up with the changing times. This
they can do by using whatever vocational skills they have to improve their
economic status.
“We are also
calling on government at all levels to invest in women’s economic empowerment
to spur growth and development in the country.’’
On the
forthcoming National Women Conference organised by COWLSO, Mrs. Ambode said
wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, Governor of Akwa Ibom State,
Emmanuel Udom and his counterpart in Adamawa State, Alhaji Jibrilla Bindo are
among top dignitaries to grace the occasion.
She said the
wife of the Vice-President would open the conference.
This year’s
conference,  themed:  ‘She Creates, She Transforms,’ will hold
between October 24 and 26 at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites,
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Mrs Ambode
said renowned facilitators from all walks of life would give insight on
selected relevant topics, ranging from Networking etiquette, women in
agriculture, women empowerment, financing options for businesses, among other
issues.
She said the
theme of the conference was carefully selected to showcase ingenuity of
Nigerian women in providing practical solutions towards achieving sustainable
development.
Mrs. Ambode
also said an award of inspirational women of the year would also be presented
to a distinguished  woman achiever, who has excelled in her chosen career,
mentored other women and has supported the vision of the group.

 

The COWLSO
chairman explained that buses would be stationed at Yaba, Mile 2, Berger,
Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Ajah, to convey the women to and from the venue of the
Gala Night.
Source: The Nation