GOODWILL MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLELENCY, MR. AKINWUNMI AMBODE, GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE ANNUAL NATIONAL WOMEN CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE OF WIVES OF LAGOS STATE OFFICIALS (COWLSO) AT THE CONVENTION CENTRE, EKO HOTELS & SUITES, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS ON FRIDAY, 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2015.
From what I have been told, this year’s National Women Conference has been a resounding success. I am delighted with reports of activities and contributions of participants at this forum in the last two days most especially the activities of last night. The Gala Nite was something else.
My brother and colleague, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State set the tone for this conference by seeking cooperation between women in Kebbi and Lagos States to explore economic opportunities in the production and distribution of high yield quality rice and other ventures. I am sure the leadership of COWLSO has taken note of this and would work towards creating the platform for this cooperation to work and further show the economic relevance of women.
I am sure the communiqué that has emerged at this conference will encapsulate a blueprint for the economic engagement of our womenfolk, not just in Lagos State but across Nigeria.
This administration will be keen to receive the recommendations of this conference and see how they can be implemented as part of our programmes to improve the lives of Lagosians.
This conference marks a new beginning for COWLSO. We will remain partners in progress and also welcome your constructive criticisms to help us improve in our duty to deliver good governance to the people of Lagos State. This administration counts on your usual support and co-operation.
I hope you have enjoyed yourselves and had the opportunity to network with other participants from other States for economic benefits.
I thank all distinguished guests, participants, stakeholders and sponsors of the 2015 National Women Conference. We appreciate your presence and commitment. I commend the leadership of COWLSO and the members of the planning committee for their efforts in putting together a successful conference.
On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I bid you all journey mercies to your various destinations with wonderful memories of the comradeship established in the past few days.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Itesiwaju Ilu Eko Lo je wa l’Ogun!!!
Governor of Lagos State,
18th September, 2015