The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, acknowledged the role of women in building the home front and the nation, saying they have the capacity to solve myriads of challenges confronting the country.
The governor said this while declaring open a three-day workshop on Protocol, Security and Etiquette for members of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), which held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.
He stated that women are multi-talented and naturally equipped with the ability to undertake various tasks at the same time and get good results.
“Even as we speak, this country has many challenges and because you are our mothers and you are our spouses, we believe that God has given you that capacity to be able to help us take this country to another level,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“We know that whilst we have many things to deal with, we can only do one thing at a time but women are multi-talented; you are multi-skilled; you are the ones that can breastfeed and be making pounded yam while also preparing Egusi soup and ensuring that kids go to school. Above all, you make money for the family and your businesses are still thriving.”
Sanwo-Olu said the country was at a state where everybody needs to come together and take the issue of safety and preventing disasters more seriously, especially in terms of avoiding acts that could have devastating consequences on the general public.
See photos from the event below.
Photo Credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme.